No change to religion in Queensland state schools

Published Thursday, 27 July, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones

There had been no change to religious instruction policy in Queensland schools said education Minister Kate Jones.

Ms Jones said the Palaszczuk Government supported religious instruction in state schools in consultation with parents.

“No one is telling a child what they can and can’t say in the playground,” she said.

“There has been no change to the religious instruction policy in state schooling.

“We are an inclusive education system that aims to provide a good education for all students of all faiths.

“The policy in place in Queensland state schools today is exactly the same as the policy in place under the former Newman Government and has been the same for more than 20 years.

“Our government made it very clear last year that we support religious instruction in schools where the parents and school community decide they want that for their children.

“Principals continue to be responsible for approving the programs of RI in their local school and work closely with parents in their local community to ensure the religious instruction taught in their schools meets legislation and departmental policy.”

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