Student growth in Queensland independent schools is up over 4% in 2022, and 25% over the last 10 years.
These schools educate one in seven Qld students, with over 141,000 students enrolled in 2022.
Their valued services save the Queensland government $1 billion annually, which is made available for public school investment.
The Qld Human Rights Commission (HRC) has ignored or rejected the concerns of these school leaders in its latest proposals to the Government, threatening these schools’ freedom to operate according to their ethos.
This has sent shock waves through the independent schools sector, because these proposed changes are in breach of international covenants which Australia is a signatory to.
The Queensland government must protect “the liberty of parents… to ensure the religious and moral education of their children” (ICCPR Art. 18.4).
Please send a message to your MPs and the Minister for Education, Hon Grace Grace.
Please note: This campaign is open to QLD residents only.