Say NO to the National School Chaplaincy Program

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Many Liberal MPs are campaigning to expand the controversial National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) in the May Budget.

TAKE ACTION:

Sign Secular Public Education's petition to stop the program!

National Secular Lobby has sent a letter to ALL federal parliamentarians urging them to allow the funding for this program to lapse:

High Court declared schools chaplains provide “no value” to schoolchildren

 

The Liberal MPs promoting an expansion of the National School Chaplaincy Program do not have the best interests of children at heart.  Chaplains are “unqualified” people with a specific religious agenda.

Education Professionals and psychologists make it clear — NSCP does more harm than good.  But it was extended in 2014 in rank defiance of the High Court ruling, and experts in problems faced by school kids.

Let the NSCP LAPSE at this May Budget; say "no" to religious fundamentalists with an ulterior motive.

What schools genuinely need are professionally trained youth workers and psychologists, not amateurs.

  • chaplains have no training to deal with problems faced by today’s schoolchildren, especially LGBTI.
  • principals compound the problem by taking chaplains, with the view; "any extra help can't hurt".
  • chaplains are hired in all states by evangelical churches who want children "to come to Jesus".
  • $750 million has already be wasted on a program with no benefit whatsoever to schoolchildren.

The entire Chaplaincy Program should be scrapped — not extended.

Federal and state MPs, the media, and the public at large need to realistically assess the flaws of the NSCP — and question the motives of those calling for this extension.  One has only to engage in some basic research of the evangelical churches supplying chaplains: their "mission" is to win "disciples".

Their "extracurricular activities" aim to convert children to religion.  This is NOT a role for public schools!

Will you vote against NSPC expansion?  Will you vote to wind back this flawed scheme?

What can YOU do?

Write something similar in your own words and email or post it to as many MPs and Senators as you wish.

Find your Member of the House of Representatives and your Senators, then use the form below to find their contact details. You can copy multiple rows and paste them into a doc on your computer for your reference.  National Party emails were not available.

Remember that we achieve best results with polite but firm communication! Sending aggressive mail will not achieve anything positive.

First NameLast NameSittingEmailPartyPhone
AmandaRishworthMHRamanda.rishworth.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8186 2588
AndrewGilesMHRandrew.giles.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9404 1911
AndrewLeighMHRandrew.leigh.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 6247 4396
AnneAlyMHRanne.aly.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9409 4517
AnneStanleyMHRanne.stanley.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9829 7477
AnthonyAlbaneseMHRa.albanese.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9564 3588
AnthonyByrneMHRanthony.byrne.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9796 7533
BillShortenMHRbill.shorten.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9326 1300
BrendanO'ConnorMHRbrendan.oconnor.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 8390 6166
BrianMitchellMHRbrian.mitchell.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6398 1115
CatherineKingMHRcatherine.king.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 5338 8123
CathyO'TooleMHRcathy.o'toole.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 4725 2066
ChrisBowenMHRchris.bowen.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9604 0710
ChrisHayesMHRchris.hayes.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9726 3988
ClareO'NeilMHRclare.oneil.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9545 6211
EdHusicMHRed.husic.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9625 4344
EmmaHusarMHRemma.husar.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4722 0600
EmmaMcBrideMHRemma.mcbride.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4353 0127
GaiBrodtmannMHRgai.brodtmann.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 6293 1344
GrahamPerrettMHRgraham.perrett.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3344 2622
JasonClareMHRjason.clare.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9790 2466
JennyMacklinMHRjmacklin.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9459 1411
JimChalmersMHRjim.chalmers.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3299 5910
JoanneRyanMHRjoanne.ryan.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9742 5800
JoelFitzgibbonMHRjoel.fitzgibbon.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4991 1022
JoshWilsonMHRjosh.wilson.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9335 8555
JulianHillMHRjulian.hill.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9547 1444
JulieCollinsMHRjulie.collins.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6244 1222
JulieOwensMHRjulie.owens.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9689 1455
JustineElliotMHRjustine.elliot.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 5523 4371
JustineKeayMHRjustine.keay.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6431 1333
KateEllisMHRkate.ellis.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8269 2433
LindaBurneyMHRlinda.burney.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9587 1555
LisaChestersMHRlisa.chesters@vic.alp.org.auLabor(03) 5443 9055
LukeGoslingMHRluke.gosling.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8928 0180
MadeleineKingMHRmadeleine.king.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9527 9377
MariaVamvakinouMHRmaria.vamvakinou.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9367 5216
MarkButlerMHRmark.butler.mp@aph.gov.auLabor
MarkDreyfusMHRmark.dreyfus.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9580 4651
MattKeoghMHRmatt.keogh.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9390 0180
MattThistlethwaiteMHRmatt.thistlethwaite.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9349 6007
MerylSwansonMHRmeryl.swanson.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4983 2401
MichaelDanbyMHRmichael.danby.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9534 8126
MichaelFreelanderMHRmike.freelander.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4620 0293
MichelleRowlandMHRmichelle.rowland.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9671 4780
MikeKellyMHRmike.kelly.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 6284 2442
MiltonDickMHRmilton.dick.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3879 6440
NickChampionMHRnick.champion.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8284 2422
PatConroyMHRpat.conroy.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4954 2611
PeterKhalilMHRpeter.khalil.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9350 5777
RichardMarlesMHRrichard.marles.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 5221 3033
RobMitchellMHRrob.mitchell.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9333 0440
RossHartMHRross.hart.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6334 7033
SharonBirdMHRsharon.bird.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4228 5899
SharonClaydonMHRsharon.claydon.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4926 1555
ShayneNeumannMHRshayne.neumann.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3201 5300
StephenJonesMHRstephen.jones.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4262 6122
SteveGeorganasMHRsteve.georganas.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8376 9000
SusanLambMHRsusan.lamb.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 5432 3177
SusanTemplemanMHRsusan.templeman.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4573 8222
TanyaPlibersekMHRtanya.plibersek.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9379 0700
TerriButlerMHRterri.butler.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3899 4031
TimHammondMHRtim.hammond.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9272 3411
TimWattsMHRtim.watts.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9687 7661
TonyBurkeMHRtony.burke.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 9750 9088
TonyZappiaMHRmakin@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8265 3100
WarrenSnowdonMHRwarren.snowdon.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8952 9696
WayneSwanMHRwayne.swan.mp@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3266 8244
AlanTudgeMHRalan.tudge.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
AlexHawkeMHRalex.hawke.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
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AndrewLamingMHRandrew.laming.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
AndrewWallaceMHRandrew.wallace.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
AngusTaylorMHRangus.taylor.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
AnnSudmalisMHRann.sudmalis.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
BenMortonMHRben.morton.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
Bertvan ManenMHRbert.vanmanen.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
ChrisCrewtherMHRchris.crewther.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
ChristianPorterMHRchristian.porter.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
ChristopherPyneMHRc.pyne.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
CraigKellyMHRcraig.kelly.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
CraigLaundyMHRcraig.laundy.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
DanTehanMHRdan.tehan.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
DavidColemanMHRdavid.coleman.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
GregHuntMHRgreg.hunt.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
IanGoodenoughMHRian.goodenough.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JanePrenticeMHRjane.prentice.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JasonFalinskiMHRjason.falinski.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JasonWoodMHRjason.wood.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JohnAlexanderMHRjohn.alexander.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JohnMcVeighMHRjohn.mcveigh.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JoshFrydenbergMHRjosh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JuliaBanksMHRjulia.banks.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JulianLeeserMHRjulian.lesser.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
JulieBishopMHRjulie.bishop.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
KarenAndrewsMHRkaren.andrews.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
KellyO'DwyerMHRkelly.odwyer.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
KenWyattMHRken.wyatt.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
KevinAndrewsMHRkevin.andrews.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
LucyWicksMHRlucy.wicks.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
LukeHowarthMHRluke.howarth.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
MalcolmTurnbullMHRmalcolm.turnbull.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
MelissaPriceMHRmelissa.price.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
MichaelKeenanMHRmichael.keenan.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
MichaelSukkarMHRmichael.sukkar.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
NicolleFlintMHRnicolle.flint.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
NolaMarinoMHRnola.marino.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
PaulFletcherMHRpaul.fletcher.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
PeterDuttonMHRpeter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
RickWilsonMHRrick.wilson.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
RossVastaMHRross.vasta.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
RowanRamsayMHRrowan.ramsey.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
RussellBroadbentMHRrussell.broadbent.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
SarahHendersonMHRsarah.henderson.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
ScottBuchholzMHRscott.buchholz.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
ScottMorrisonMHRscott.morrison.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
SteveIronsMHRsteve.irons.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
StevenCiobboMHRsteven.ciobo.mp@aph.gov.au, Liberal
StuartRobertMHRstuart.robert.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
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TedO'BrienMHRted.obrien.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TimWilsonMHRtim.wilson.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TonyAbbottMHRtony.abbott.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TonyPasinMHRtony.pasin.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TonySmithMHRtony.smith.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TrentZimmermanMHRtrent.zimmerman.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
TrevorEvansMHRtrevor.evans.mp@aph.gov.auLiberal
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AndrewWilkieMHRandrew.wilkie.mp@aph.gov.auIndependent
BobKatterMHRbob.katter.mp@aph.gov.auBK Party
CoryBernardiSenatecory.bernardi.mp@aph.gov.auAust. Conservatives
AndrewBartlettSenatesenator.bartlett@aph.gov.auGreens(07) 3367 0566
RichardDi NataleSenatesenator.dinatale@aph.gov.auGreens(03) 9654 0430
SarahHanson-YoungSenatesenator.hanson-young@aph.gov.auGreens(08) 8227 0425
NickMcKimSenatesenator.mckim@aph.gov.auGreens(03) 6224 8899
JanetRiceSenatesenator.rice@aph.gov.auGreens(03) 9384 6199
RachelSiewertSenatesenator.siewert@aph.gov.auGreens(08) 9228 3277
JordanSteele-JohnSenatesenator.steele-john@aph.gov.auGreens(08) 6245 3310
PeterWhish-WilsonSenatesenator.whish-wilson@aph.gov.auGreens(03) 6331 0033
NigelScullionSenatenigel.scullion@ia.pm.gov.auCountry Liberal Party(08) 8948 3555
DerrynHinchSenatesenator.hinch@aph.gov.auDH Justice Party(03) 9820 2222
FraserAnningSenatesenator.anning@aph.gov.auIndependent(07) 3221 9099
SteveMartinSenatesenator.martin@aph.gov.auIndependent(03) 6420 7560
TimStorerSenatesenator.storer@aph.gov.auIndependent(08) 8232 0220
DavidLeyonhjelmSenatesenator.leyonhjelm@aph.gov.auLiberal Democratic Party(02) 9719 1078
StirlingGriffSenatesenator.griff@aph.gov.auNXT(08) 8212 1409
RexPatrickSenatesenator.patrick@aph.gov.auNXT(08) 8232 1144
BrianBurstonSenatesenator.burston@aph.gov.auOne Nation(02) 4959 1044
PeterGeorgiouSenatesenator.georgiou@aph.gov.auOne Nation(08) 9226 1750
PaulineHansonSenatesenator.hanson@aph.gov.auOne Nation(07) 3221 7644
AlexGallacherSenatesenator.gallacher@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8269 6022
AnneUrquhartSenatesenator.urquhart@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6423 1933
AnthonyChisholmSenatesenator.chisholm@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3229 4477
CarolBrownSenatesenator.carol.brown@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6231 0099
CatrynaBilykSenatesenator.bilyk@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6229 4444
ChrisKetterSenatesenator.ketter@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3881 3710
ClaireMooreSenatesenator.moore@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3252 7101
DeborahO’NeillSenatesenator.oneill@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4367 4565
DonFarrellSenatesenator.farrell@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8231 8400
DoughCameronSenatesenator.cameron@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 4751 4288
GavinMarshallSenatesenator.marshall@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9348 9699
GlennSterleSenatesenator.sterle@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9455 1420
HelenPolleySenatesenator.polley@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6331 2599
JacintaCollinsSenatesenator.collins@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9890 7022
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KatyGallagherSenatesenator.katy.gallagher@aph.gov.auLabor(02) 6230 0411
KimCarrSenatesenator.carr@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9639 2798
KimberleyKitchingSenatesenator.kitching@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 9391 4952
KristinaKeneallySenatesenator.keneally@aph.gov.auLabor
LisaSinghSenatesenator.singh@aph.gov.auLabor(03) 6223 1135
LouisePrattSenateed.senator.pratt@aph.gov.auLabor
MalarndirriMcCarthySenatemalarndirri.mccarthy@australianlabor.com.auLabor
MurrayWattSenatesenator.watt@aph.gov.auLabor(07) 3422 1990
PatDodsonSenatesenator.dodson@aph.gov.auLabor
PennyWongSenatesenator.wong@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 8212 8272
SueLinesSenatesenator.lines@aph.gov.auLabor(08) 9481 4844
EricAbetzSenatesenator.abetz@aph.gov.auLiberal
SimonBirminghamSenatesenator.birmingham@aph.gov.auLiberal
SladeBrockmanSenatesenator.brockman@aph.gov.auLiberal
DavidBushbySenatesenator.bushby@aph.gov.auLiberal
MichaeliaCashSenatesenator.cash@aph.gov.auLiberal
RichardColbeckSenatesenator.colbeck@aph.gov.auLiberal
MathiasCormannSenatesenator.cormann@aph.gov.auLiberal
JonathonDuniamSenatesenator.duniam@aph.gov.auLiberal
DavidFawcettSenatesenator.fawcett@aph.gov.auLiberal
LucyGichuhiSenatesenator.gichuhie@aph.gov.auLiberal
MitchFifieldSenatesenator.fifield@aph.gov.auLiberal
JaneHumeSenatesenator.hume@aph.gov.auLiberal
ConcettaFierravanti-WellsSenatesenator.fierravanti-wells@aph.gov.auLiberal
IanMacDonaldSenatesenator.ian.macdonald@aph.gov.auLiberal
JamesMcGrathSenatesenator.mcgrath@aph.gov.auLiberal
JimMolanSenatesenator.molan@aph.gov.auLiberal
JamesPatersonSenatesenator.paterson@aph.gov.auLiberal
MarisePayneSenatesenator.payne@aph.gov.auLiberal
LindaReynoldsSenatesenator.reynolds@aph.gov.auLiberal
AnneRustonSenatesenator.ruston@aph.gov.auLiberal
ScottRyanSenatesenator.ryan@aph.gov.auLiberal
ZedSeseljaSenatesenator.seselja@aph.gov.auLiberal
ArthurSinodinosSenatesenator.sinodinos@aph.gov.auLiberal

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