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Chaplains vital in our schools, says MP

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By Ian Jobling

The importance of the work by chaplains in our State Schools was reinforced by Wide Bay Federal MP Llew O’Brien at the Christian Outreach Church last week.

Speaking by video link from Parliament House in Canberra he said, “The chaplains have my 100 per cent support.”

He said their work was not about religious instruction, describing the “kind and positive impact” a school chaplain had on his life when he first heard his mother had been diagnosed with a serious illness.

Lisa Klein, a local chaplain in both a primary and secondary school, complemented Mr. O’Brien’s words by revealing she encounters students weekly who have unique stories to share but at the heart of each story is a young…



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