Members of the Christian Democratic Party, Rev. Hon. Fred Nile MLC and Hon. Paul Green MLC today welcomed the Review into Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE).

Rev. Hon Fred Nile said, “I am very pleased that today the NSW Coalition Government has continued its positive support for SRE which is so beneficial to our young people today.

Mr Green said, “SRE plays an important role in the education and development of the spiritual health of our children and plays an invaluable part in supporting our children holistically as they grow and learn at school.

We believe that every parent should have the individual choice to allow their child the opportunity to explore their family’s faith and values,” said Mr Green.

The Christian Democratic Party is committed to working with the Government in relation to SRE.

“I acknowledge and thank the Minister for Education, Hon. Robert Stokes MP and the NSW Department of Education, for their work on the independent review. I know many providers are looking forward to working with the Minister and the Department to further enhance the delivery of SRE across the state,” said Mr Green.

Mr Peter Adamson, Deputy Chair of Inter-Church Commission On Religious Education In Schools NSW (ICCOREIS) said today, “We welcome the review into Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics and support the recommendations proposed by the Minister.

“ICCOREIS will continue to work with the Government to implement the recommendations of the review, which will only continue to improve the quality of education by our teachers, churches, and denominations. Providing enhanced education to our children and young people across New South Wales.” Mr Adamson concluded.

As faith is an individual thing, SRE gives our children the opportunity to question, explore and discover their beliefs for themselves.” Mr Green concluded.

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CDP was privileged to host the Premier of New South Wales, Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, President of NSW Legislative Council, Hon. John Ajaka MLC and the Minister for Education, Hon. Rob Stokes MP as well as head of faiths from across NSW, at Parliament House last month. The heads of faith represented over 4 million residents of NSW and it was an opportunity for many to connect with the Premier and Minister.

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