The Australian Christian Lobby has urged the NSW Government to clear up confusion about whether or not “Safe Schools” radical gender theory is being taught in primary schools in defiance of a federal government directive.
ACL NSW Director Mark Makowiecki said the comments reported today in The Australian from a NSW Education Department spokesperson that “the program is not available in NSW public primary schools” in line with the federal government review appeared inaccurate.
“The Safe Schools Coalition lists three primary schools, Bellingen, Marrickville West and Wattle Grove as members of the program,” Mr Makowiecki said.
“Almost three months have passed since Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham told State Government’s to get the program, which teaches students that gender is fluid and a social construct, out of primary schools because it was inappropriate.
“The NSW Government should provide clarity on whether it has taken steps to eradicate the program from primary schools and to implement other directives from Minister Birmingham.
“Each day that passes new revelations about the full extent of the dangers of the program emerge.
“The directive, issued in March recognised the inherent problems with the sexualised nature of the program and warned against using the content on children,” Mr Makowiecki said.
At the time, Minister Birmingham said he was “requiring local programme managers to ensure the distribution and promotion of Safe Schools Coalition Australia programme material is restricted to secondary school settings only.”
A poll in Fairfax Media shows low support for “Safe Schools” with more than 70 per cent of respondents saying the program should be removed.