MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release Monday, 29th December 2014 (download pdf)
Ignoring objections from parents and many other voters in marginal electorates, Queensland’s Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today pushed a highly experimental post-OP system model for Year 12 testing to the public consultation stage. http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2014/12/29/a-new-era-for-senior-school-education
“Parent and teachers have been door-knocking for months across several Brisbane electorates, including Premier Campbell Newman’s Ashgrove electorate, urging State MPs to reject this very model,” said AFA spokesperson Mrs Tempe Harvey in reference to recommendations of Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
MPs and delegates are at a conference in Parliament House today to hear from speakers on strengthening the family. Today’s conference is about creating resilient relationships and as a result resilient children.
Today speakers will cover: ‘Relationships Literacy’ for youth, strengthening marriages, family-based taxation and the economics of the family.
Senator David Leyonhjelm says he wants to remove any definition of marriage from the Marriage Act. The NSW Liberal Democratic Senator is a radical libertarian who was elected to the Senate at the last federal election. It appears that he plans to use several pieces of legislation to define the Liberal Democrats as a party, different from other political parties.
|Every Australian state (except Qld) tests seniors with end of Year 12 ‘external exams’ worth around 50%. You can listen to our recent radio interview here. We have distributed a leaflet and door knocked voters detailing the why Premier Newman should switch to the proven exam system used in every other state....see the leaflet and read more.|
The so-called "Safe Schools" program, from Victoria, has gone national. In June, Safe Schools Coalition AUSTRALIA (SSCA) was launched by Safe Schools Coalition VICTORIA (SSCV) and the Foundation for Young Australians. SSCA is described as “dedicated to creating safer and more inclusive schools for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people.”
|The world’s 400 million under-age marriages is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Developing countries make up the top 20 nations for child brides, according to data from UNICEFs Demographic and Health Surveys, as summarised by the Girls Not Brides website. Read the full article.|