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Looking back at Safe Schools

Since its inception in Victoria in 2010, the Safe Schools program was Australia’s most controversial anti-bullying campaign. While grounded in good intentions and empirical evidence, critics of the program viewed it as a form of social engineering, a radical form ...

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For gender inclusivity, let students disagree

We’ve all likely heard the statistics: gay, bisexual, intersex or transgender people comprise only up to 11 per cent of the Australian population, yet they are three times as likely to experience depression. One survey found almost 1 in 2 ...

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USYD professor says he’s debunked Safe Schools Coalition

A University of Sydney child protection and family law expert claimed he’s debunked “academically irresponsible” assertions about sexual identity and LGBTI students made by the Safe Schools Coalition. Professor Patrick Parkinson has published a non-peer reviewed paper criticising the Safe Schools Coalition, on the ...

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Labor pledges $6m commitment to Safe Schools

A Labor government would commit to financing the Safe Schools Coalition by allocating an additional $6 million to the program, in contrast to the government’s decision to cut off the scheme’s funding when its current budget allocation expires next year. A ...

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