Nationals Senator Matt Canavan has slammed the “woke” draft national curriculum, saying if you can’t be proud of your country’s history “you won’t fight for its future”.
“We’ve got to put our foot down here and say we do not believe that our kids should be taught radical, Marxist inspired agendas which teach them to hate their country, and therefore [they’ll] be in no position – conscripted or otherwise – to defend their country,” Mr Canavan told Sky News host Paul Murray.
“Because if you can’t be proud of your history you won’t fight for its future.
“And so we have to make this a central issue in my view.
“The current draft curriculum effectively has more criticism of the apparent evils of Christianity than it does of communism – that needs to change.”