Education officials deny links with gender program

September 11, 2018

The federal government is spending millions of dollars developing resources to teach respectful ­relationships in schools but education officials have denied any links with a Victorian program of the same name criticised by Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi for its sexually ­explicit content.

The Australian reports, the Department of Education and Training has moved to distance the project from Victoria’s controversial respectful relationships education program, claiming the new resources would not contain lessons around gender theory, toxic masculinity or case studies about young people’s sexual activity.

Senator Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News while there are problems with students showing a lack of respect in some schools, we don't need to be talking to our young kids about gender issues.

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