FIRIS has been asked to participate in a public forum on Special Religious Instruction in State Schools, and we’d love for anyone following the campaign to take part.

When: Sunday, November 4th 2:00 – 5:00

Where:  Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library, Entry 3, La Trobe Street, Melbourne



Lyn Allison Former Australian Senator; 2008 Australian Humanist of the Year.


1) Anna Forsyth, barrister who represented the VCAT parents in their legal action to end discrimination..

2) Georgia Morrissey (Parent & Solicitor) & Lisel Thomas (Parent & School Council, President). Both are key members of the parent organisation: Fairness in Religions in School (FIRIS).

3) Rev Dr Paul Tonson Uniting Church Minister involved in networking with faith & free-thought groups. Advocates introduction of GRE (General Religious Education); member of JCMA (Jews, Christians & Muslims Australia)

4) Dr Anna Halafoff Research Fellow, Centre for Citizen & Globalisation, Deakin University; Co-coordinator, Religions and Ethics Education Network Australia (REENA).


Note: This forum is being run by the Humanist Society of Victoria.

A flier and media release provide more details regarding the event.

Forum flier – Evangelists Continue in State Schools

Humanist Society of Victoria – media release 22 October 2012