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RADICAL SEXUALITY

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons has badly let down mums and dads across the electorate regarding the highly discredited Safe Schools program.

She’s taken no action to address the concerns of parents with respect to their children being exposed to radical sexuality and gender ideology under the guise of an anti-bullying program.

The Safe Schools program from its inception was always about promoting radical sexuality and gender ideology.

Instead of banning the program as it should, the Berejiklian Government is gently and quietly encouraging its spread across NSW public schools.

Last year up to July 8, mums and dads could go to the Safe Schools website and see if the school they sent their children to was participating in the program. Then all went mysteriously blank. The list of schools went from the website and hasn’t been seen since. At the time of being taken down there were 121 public schools across NSW listed as having joined the Safe Schools program.

Since then, I’ve done everything I can to obtain the list of schools participating in the program, including asking Questions on Notice in the Legislative Council and making a freedom-of-information application, without success.

The Minister and the Department of Education are refusing to release this basic information. They’re treating mums and dads with contempt. Parents have a fundamental right to know what’s being taught to their kids. It’s shameful they’re being kept in the dark.

Ms Gibbons has an obligation to listen to parents and act in their best interests. She’s done nothing to address parental concerns about Safe Schools. Her silence speaks volumes. She’s choosing not to act, therefore giving the nod to our children being exposed to radical sexuality and gender ideology.

Parents, don’t give up, keep speaking out. I’ve received thousands of emails from concerned mums and dads from around the state, including Holsworthy. This matter won’t just disappear. Parents must push back hard against Safe Schools and I’ll do what I can to support them.

Greg Donnelly, Labor MLC