MEMBER for Mallee Andrew Broad said the reinstated National School Chaplaincy Fund “isn't a religious funding scheme at all”.
Mr Broad said he received more than 50 letters of support from locals for the scheme, which was announced during last week's Federal Budget.
The ongoing funding will ensure local schools can employ a chaplain to be available for students.
“This is someone in your child's school who they can talk to about anything they like,” Mr Broad explained.
“From family, to their studies or future career path … it's also taking a strong look at bullying in our school systems.”
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