Motion - Queensland Teachers' Union

Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (15:53): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Queensland Teachers' Union (QTU) has committed to ensuring there are Eureka Flags in every school in Queensland in solidarity with the CFMEU;

(b) expresses its disgust at the politicisation of education in Queensland by having the QTU attempt to influence students politically;

(c) further notes that it is, and reiterates support for, the long observed bi-partisan position that Australian school children should be given the freedom to develop and evolve in an environment that is free from the intrusion of any particular political bias;

(d) calls upon the QTU to desist from this unacceptable attempt to politicise classrooms; and

(e) commends the LNP for committing to keeping schools a place for learning rather than politics.

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