Media Archive 2017


Call for volunteers in ethics classes (Manly Daily, December 15, 2017)

Ethics classes for all levels (Central Coast Community News, 13 December 2017)

Teaching Primary Ethics Northern Beaches (Peninsula Living, December Edition page 39)

Ethics classes proving a popular alternative to scripture in Sydney’s west (Parramatta Advertiser, December 7, 2017)

Why teach ethics? Penny Pederson interviews David Morgan-Mar (Northside FM, December 1, 2017)


Armidale ethics coordinator/teacher Denise Palmer interviewed by Kelly Fuller (Breakfast, ABC New England North West, November 10, 2017)

A great chance to teach ethics (Crookwell Gazette, November 6, 2017)

Teachers and managers attend ethics class conference to assist local schools (Central Western Daily, November 5, 2017)

Hundreds converge to support ethics classes in NSW schools (Primary Ethics Media Release, Novmeber 2, 2017)


What’s it like to be a primary ethics teacher at Narooma? (Narooma News, October 27, 2017)


Ethics to guide Eden students (Eden Magnet, September 27, 2017)

Interview: ethics volunteering in the Central West with Sue Moffat and Theresa Armstrong (Radio 2EL 108FM, 7 September 2017)

Demand for primary ethics classes outstrips supply due to volunteer shortage (Central Western Daily, 8 September 2017)

Ethics teacher volunteers are needed (Orange City Life, August 31 – September 6, 2017)


Brunswick Heads ethics teachers up for awards (echonet daily, August 30 2017)

The NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes won’t budge on scripture (Sydney Morning Herald, August 27, 2017)

Teaching ethics in schools, with Imogen Boas and Heidi McElnea (Mornings with Wendy Harmer, ABC Sydney August 18)

Primary Ethics seeks volunteers in the Camden Haven (Camden Haven Courier, 21 August 2017)

Paul Turton interviews Heidi McElnea about establishing ethics classes in the region (ABC New England North West, August 11)

Should we have ethics classes in our schools? (The Northern Daily Leader/Inverell Times/Namoi Valley Independent, August 8, 2017)

New ethics teacher for Narooma: more needed (Narooma News, August 8, 2017)

Schools: we need clarity around the ethics option (The Government News, August 7, 2017)


Interview with Evan Hannah (2GB, Sunday nights with Bill Crews, July 30, 2017)

‘A disgrace’: non-religious kids forced to waste their time at school (Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2017)

Parents push government to change strict rules on what kids who don’t attend scripture can do (Daily Telegraph, 16 July 2017)

Freedom of choice is the ethical answer (Opinion editorial by Nick Greiner, Daily Telegraph, 7 July 2017)


Could you be an ethics teacher at Narooma? (Narooma News, 26 June 2017)

Ever thought of teaching ethics? (Goulburn Post, 29 June 2017)


Chance to guide young minds (The Senior, Wednesday 10 May 2017)


Ethics class training about to begin at Narooma (Narooma News, 27 April 2017)

Ethics training comes to Katoomba (Blue Mountains Gazette, 12 April 2017)

Government Continues to be Coy about Religious Classes (Media Release, P&C association, 12 April 2017)

Breakfast with Robbie Buck (ABC Radio Sydney, 12 April 2017)

Long awaited report shows ethics program strong (Primary Ethics Media Release, 11 April 2017)

NSW Government rejects findings of independent review into scripture in schools (Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 2017)

Increasing demand for ethics classes in Northern NSW (Bay FM, 4 April 2017)


Ethics, religion and mentoring with guests including Justice Kirby and Hugh Riminton (The Drum, 24 March 2017)

Mums set for first ethics class (Newcastle Herald, 14 March 2017)

Call to simplify enrolments for NSW ethics classes (Education review, 14 march, 2017)

Secular schools best reflect reality of changing Ireland (The Irish Times, 14 March 2017)

Parents need all options at once (Media release, Primary Ethics, 10 March 2017)

Justice Kirby op-ed: Parents need all the options before deciding on religious education at school (Sydney Morning Herald Comment, 9 March 2017)

Ethical Decisions will be easier for children (Western Advocate, 1 Mar 2017)

Primary Ethics March Newsletter (March 7, 2017)


The aim of ethics classes (Leonie Johnson interview with Reverend Bill Crews, 5 February 2017)

Letters to the editor (The Sun Herald, 5 February 2017)

Radio interview with Julie Clift (Central West ABC – Orange, 1 February)


Volunteering to teach ethics in schools (Interview with Val McCrae, The Daily Drive 2UE, 31 January)

Ethics classes in NSW primary schools growing despite barriers to enrolment (Sun Herald, 29 January 2017)

Why I teach ethics (Sydney Morning Herald online, 28 January 2017)

Radio interview with Dugald Saunders (ABC Western Plains – Dubbo, 23 January 2017)

Radio interview (ABC South East, 20 January)

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