THE PERMANENT GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR KIDS: Malcolm Turnbull calls snap review of Safe Schools LGBTI program.
Malcolm Turnbull has ordered a snap review of the $8 million taxpayer-funded program aimed at teaching schoolkids about sexual orientation and transgender issues to avert a split in Coalition ranks erupting in parliament.
The independent review, which will report in March, was condemned by Labor, the Greens and the Australian Education Union as a “capitulation” to the Coalition’s conservative wing.
That last sentence says it all really.
Senator Bernardi said the Coalition partyroom shared concerns of parents who wanted schools to teach their children “reading, writing and arithmetic” rather than “indoctrinating them with a radical political and social agenda”.