ACT schools to rejoin national chaplain program as federal Labor government removes religion

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated June 17 2022 - 7:41am, first published 5:30am
ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry said the territory would opt back into the national chaplaincy program now that the religious requirement would be removed. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT public school system will opt back into the national chaplaincy program after the Albanese Labor government decided to end the compulsory religious component of the program.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au