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70 billion people Say NO To Chaplains!*

Ron Williams’s High Court Challenge to the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) seems to have gone pretty well. My friend Chrys Stevenson has been in Canberra to witness the case and has worked hard to sum up the details in a readable fashion. No easy task, but she’s done admirably. Please thank her. Meanwhile it [...]

Say NO to Chaplains: new campaign launched! #NSCP #StopNSCP

Since the introduction of the National School Chaplaincy Program by the Howard government, close to half a billion dollars has been spent on largely unqualified chaplains, while real pastoral care from professional counsellors is pitifully thin on the ground. Furthermore, the NSCP may be illegal. The constitution prohibits religious tests for public office, and yet [...]