Equality and Government Accountability

Special Religious Instruction

For a long time, religious groups were allowed to provide dogmatic religious instruction to primary school students in the public system. A sustained campaign by parents, educators and academics argued that this was not compatible with our secular values. In July 2015, we released a report which outlined how the special religious instruction program was contrary to human rights.

In August 2015, the Victorian government announced it would remove special religious instruction from class time.