May 16, 2014

How you could spend the $245m school chaplains investment better

How could you better spend the $245 million invested in the federal government's school chaplains program? Crikey readers have their say ...

In a time of budget austerity, are school chaplains really the best investment of $245 million over four years? Crikey‘s Bernard Keane offered some suggestions on better uses of the cash yesterday, and then we threw it open to you. There was lots of support for more qualified support for kids at school, and suggestions from outside the box …

Luke Helbling: The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Renewable Energy Corporation. Two programs that were, most importantly to society, economically viable let alone positively influential to science, education, industry as well as Australia’s international prestige and future soft power.

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6 thoughts on “How you could spend the $245m school chaplains investment better

  1. seriously?

    3 million slabs of VB

  2. Craig Snyder

    When I started reading Margaret Smyth’s suggestion ‘How about the primary ethics program in New South Wales’ I thought she was calling for one for NSW politicians!

  3. Venise Alstergren

    Churches of any denomination PAY NO TAXES. Therefore how dare they put the hooks into the taxpayer for another huge bite of the apple.

  4. Venise Alstergren

    Bugger ethics, bugger morality, bugger all the restrained comment from the commentariat.

    Would the writers above view mandatory brain washing by fundamentalist politicians being poured down the throats of school children as a benefit to our educational system? Quite rightly you would say no. Please tell me wherein lies the difference. Brain washing is brain washing, is brain washing.

  5. CML

    Hopefully, that man from Qld will win his appeal in the High Court, and all this religious bullsh+t will go away!

  6. Tyger Tyger

    Use the cash to provide assistance and compensation for those who have been abused by the clergy.

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