By Paul Karp, 1 December 2018, The Guardian
The commonwealth government has moved to add safeguards to the controversial chaplains program, including a new requirement that states maintain a register of complaints against religious chaplains.
A new agreement with state and territory governments seeks to address concerns that the program lacks transparency after Guardian Australia revealed not all jurisdictions were centrally recording complaints against the program.
Meredith Doig, the president of the Rationalist Society, told Guardian Australia that the complaints register was “overdue but welcome”.
But she said transparency measures “do not fix the fundamental problem, which is that the whole program discriminates against suitably qualified non-religious youth workers”.
Read the full article: Government orders states to maintain complaints register for school chaplains (The Guardian)
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