Indigenous teachings without British, western history a ‘capitulation’ to the Left: Abbott

Indigenous teachings without British, western history a ‘capitulation’ to the Left: Abbott, by Greg Brown.

Tony Abbott has warned that a Turnbull government plan to teach more indigenous history in primary schools would be a “capitulation to the Left” unless it was accompanied by lessons on British history and the rise of the West.

He has urged caution on a proposal being pushed by Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion for Aboriginal languages, phrases and customs to be taught in schools.

The former prime minister said the lessons should not be at the expense of teachings about the rise of Western civilisation.

hat-tip Stephen Neil