WA parents are rejecting the Safe Schools program as “over-sexualised”, but they want a scheme that tackles all forms of bullying, according to Christian advocacy group FamilyVoice Australia.
"Parents tell us they are very upset by the over-sexualised ideology of Safe Schools," said FamilyVoice WA State Director Darryl Budge.
"WA Education Minister Sue Ellery is out of touch with the wishes of most parents and should not waste $1.4 million of our scarce funds on this unsafe curriculum."
The government recently expanded the Safe Schools program in Western Australia, as part of a national approach, though the governments of New South Wales and Tasmania recently shut down the scheme.
"The program gives special treatment to certain children but it effectively encourages exclusion and bullying of children who disagree with its ideology. It should be cancelled,” said Mr Budge.
FamilyVoice is calling on the WA government to scrap the program along with its $1 million funding for the deceptive Respectful Relationships program.
"The Respectful Relationship program exposes preschool children to the same-sex agenda, expressed in storybooks, and it separates sexuality from biological gender, against the wishes of parents. Such programs have no place the education of children.
“Labor should remove these divisive programs from our schools.”