We recently learnt that NSW public schools are now banned from teaching gender theory[1] in their classrooms. Gender theory is one of the main topics of Safe Schools.

So why is Mark McGowan and the WA Labor Party proudly committing to cut $1.4 million from the education budget to support, and even encourage[2], Safe Schools in WA public schools?

Why are Labor, and the Greens, keen to spend four years getting our kids to focus on sexually explicit material across the entire school curriculum which has been tried and rejected[3] in other parts of the nation?

It doesn’t make sense. And even more frightening is the lack of respect for our kids’ welfare, and for their education.

Even Labor MP Greg Donnelly, who has campaigned for the removal of Safe Schools, is saying that mums and dads are entitled to know what unsafe Safe Schools resources are all about.

It is no small thing when the sex and health education resources of Australia’s largest state are independently reviewed and conclude that Aussie kids should not be taught that gender is a “social construct”, or that sexuality is “non-binary” which means that it can constantly change from male to female or anything inbetween.

Who wants their kids heading to school to be taught that today they might be “straight”, another day “gay”, another day “transgender” or “bisexual” or any shade or shape of sexual “preference”? Or that they might feel like a girl in a boy’s body one day and a boy in a girl’s body another? We don’t.

We are parents. Our kids are precious to us. We all know how tough puberty and sexuality can be but further confusing WA’s kids with layers of “queer” theory will only make tough lives even tougher.

We totally reject Safe Schools. It has been sold as an anti-bullying program but a founding leader, Roz Ward, said publicly that it is “not about stopping bullying. It’s about gender and sexual diversity. About same-sex attractive. About being transgender. About being lesbian, gay, bisexual – say the words – transgender, intersex.”[4]

Why are Labor and the Greens selling voters a lie while equally setting out to damage those we care about most – our kids? Either they don’t care, or they are massively out of touch.

A last thought: It’s interesting how we’ve been told in recent years that sexuality is fixed and that no one can change their sexual orientation – unless they’re going from “straight to gay” of course. How come almost overnight a young generation is now being told the complete opposite?

For the sake of all kids in WA: think carefully – and vote wisely.


  1. http://youreteachingourchildrenwhat.org/2017/02/breaking-gender-theory-banned-in-nsw-classrooms/
  2. https://www.markmcgowan.com.au/news/wa-labor-to-fundsafeschools-in-western-australia-1141
  3. http://youreteachingourchildrenwhat.org/2017/02/breaking-gender-theory-banned-in-nsw-classrooms/
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5uNocBCw3Q&feature=youtu.be