Australian Conservatives supporters have expressed their outrage at Moonee Ponds West school in Melbourne cancelling its Mothers' Day observances, like the Mothers' Day stall for children to buy small presents for their mothers. The school's reason was stated in their newsletter - to be more 'inclusive'.
The school had indicated it wanted, instead, to observe the United Nations international day of families.
Australian Conservatives started this petition online to stop schools cancelling Mothers' Day. The petition was shared extensively on social media, raising awareness about the situation. As the petition Update records on the site, it seems the school has backflipped.
Whilst this is a great result for Australian Conservatives supporters, we need more signatures to send a clear message to education ministers and school principals nationwide that we value mothers, and Mothers' Day, and don't want to devalue them for the sake of a minority.