Safe Schools: Australian Chinese community petition against anti-bullying program lodged in NSW
By Danuta Kozaki
Updated earlier today at 12:16amWed 24 Aug 2016, 12:16am
A petition against the Safe Schools program with more than 17,000 signatures from the Australian Chinese community has been tabled in the New South Wales Parliament.
The Liberal Member for Epping, Damien Tudehope, lodged the petition on Tuesday and said there were significant concerns about the program in migrant communities in north-western Sydney and throughout the city.
The petition is calling on the program to be scrapped in NSW schools, saying it "promotes a particular ideology, including gender fluidity, that is contrary to our cultural and belief system".
Mr Tudehope said he represented one of the most multicultural electorates in Sydney.
"One thing that our migrant communities have in common is that they won't allow anyone interfering with their parental rights, and programs like Safe Schools represent an attack on the rights of all parents," Mr Tudehope said in a statement.
"Definitely there is a need to talk to kids about bullying, but it is clear that Safe Schools is not the answer.
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom.
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