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The Government must ignore conservative tantrums on Safe Schools: Greens

Media Release
Janet Rice 16 Mar 2016

The backbench MPs opposed to the Safe Schools Coalition must drop their attack on the program following the Government's review and move on, say the Greens.

"This review was pointless to begin with and now we've got coalition MPs throwing a tantrum because they don't like the outcome. They need to put the safety and well-being of LGBTI young people ahead of their political ideology and stop their homophobic crusade against Safe Schools," Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms said.

"The Greens will fight any moves to cut funding to this vital program and will continue to stand up for Safe Schools and the young people and families the program has helped."

"The government could review the Safe Schools Coalition until the cows come home and it will still come back with what we already know - Safe Schools works," Greens gender identity spokesperson Senator Janet Rice said.

"The homophobic MPs in the government need to accept their biases and stop using the lives of LGBTI young people to push their agenda."



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