Halt the 'Safe Schools' program

Family First Queensland Federal Senate Candidate, Rod McGarvie calls for an immediate halt to the so called ‘Safe Schools’ program which masquerades as an anti-bullying program, but appears to be not much more than the promotion of LGBTI lifestyles. 

“Well done to the Queensland Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Mander for calling for an urgent review into the ‘Safe Schools’ program.

“Family First now calls on the Queensland Education Minister, Kate Jones to step up and act on the requests of concerned parents, and halt the program until a thorough review can be carried out.

“Parents should be given a clear understanding of the content of the ‘Safe Schools’ program before they are polled on whether they want their child subjected to the material and website links it provides. Currently children as young as 11 years old the targeted with sexually explicit inappropriate material.

“I echo the call by Senator Bob Day for the federal government to cease funding this gay lifestyle promotion program as it is clearly not supported by parents. Such a controversial program should not have been rolled out without a vote of parents,” Mr. McGarvie said.

“The federal government should immediately:

1. Freeze funding and withdraw permission for the program to be used in schools until all school parents have been given a vote on the matter. Such a poll should to be run by a body independent of the school and the organisers of the program; and

2. Refuse to fund the program running in any more schools unless all school parents have given prior permission (via an independently run vote) for the program to commence.”

Parents must have a say in what their children are taught – especially when it infringes their family’s values.”

“Many families do not talk about boyfriends and girlfriends in the pre-teen years, yet some schools usurp parental rights and responsibilities by pushing gay lifestyles and gender confusion on innocent children.”

“I call on both the state and federal governments to act now,” Mr. McGarvie said.