Safe Schools Coalition co-founder Roz Ward has admitted the controversial program is “not about stopping bullying”.
In a leaked video, Roz Ward admits:
“… Safe Schools Coalition is about supporting gender and sexual diversity. Not about celebrating diversity. Not about stopping bullying. “About gender and sexual diversity. About same-sex attractive. About being transgender. About being lesbian, gay, bisexual – say the words – transgender, intersex. Not just 'Be nice to everyone. Everyone’s great'.”
The leaked video was filmed at a Safe Schools Coalition National Symposium in Melbourne, on 13 June, 2014.
Safe School Coalition Project Officer Joel Radcliffe also spoke at the symposium, saying the opinions of parents don’t really matter.
“(Parents) seem to have a lot of power over schools. Parents don't have the power to shut this down,” he said. “There's an insignificant minority that might have an issue with it. None of them really ever say anything. I know one person that does. The Principal knows how to deal with that person.”
FamilyVoice Australia’s national research officer Ros Phillips said the program should be immediately scrapped.
“This video shows conclusively that this program is about rainbow ideology, and not about stopping bullying," she said.
“The Prime Minister must immediately axe the program.”
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