Greens spokesperson for Schools Senator Penny Wright today urged the Abbott Government to release its Curriculum Review draft report, more than a week since it was delivered to Education Minister Christopher Pyne.
"The Abbott Government is intent on pushing its conservative political agenda into the classroom, overturning the work of several years and thousands of submissions which went into the development of the Curriculum," Senator Wright said.
"I discovered during February Estimates that a draft report for the Curriculum Review was due on 31 March, and we're still waiting to see whether Minister Pyne will allow its release.
"This is our children's education we are talking about, so it's crucial that the public has access to this information about any proposed changes to the Australian Curriculum, but I'm not optimistic given that the review process has not been very transparent or open.
"It is equally concerning that the Government has chosen not to publish submissions to the Review, which makes me wonder what they're trying to hide.
"Australians deserve to know what they get in return for $300,000 of taxpayers' money.
"It's time the Abbott Government came clean on its ideologically-driven attack on Australia's National Curriculum."