The ACL has welcomed calls for the founder of the so-called 'Safe Schools' program to resign but has warned that Roz Ward's ideology must also go.

"If Roz Ward goes but gender queer theory remains in the classroom, children would remain exposed to her harmful ideology," ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said.

"Roz Ward should not be made the scapegoat so that her extreme views about children's gender fluidity can continue to be taught in the classroom," ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said.

"Children should not be told that they may not be the boy or girl of their biological characteristics.

"This is the real problem with the so-called Safe Schools program.

"If parents knew the half of what politicians from both sides have allowed 'Safe Schools' to teach and promote, there would be an uproar. Sadly, the debate is being played out largely in the elite media and most parents are completely unaware of the detail.

"There is a choice at this election. The Coalition has pledged not to renew 'Safe Schools' funding but Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged to fund it.

"It doesn't matter whether Roz Ward goes or stays, Bill Shorten has promised to ensure her extreme ideology and body altering instructions imbedded in this program are presented to children throughout the nation," Mr Shelton said.

"Most parents would not be comfortable with the 'Safe Schools' encouragement of schools to allow boys identifying as girls to use the girls toilets and change rooms.

"Most parents would prefer teachers to refer to children as 'he' or 'she', terms discouraged by 'Safe Schools' ideology."

Mr Shelton said parents and grandparents should consider this as they vote on July 2.

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