Chris Bush is an educator and helped write the Safe Schools material — and he explains the history of how the program was formulated and what exactly is in the program, and why it is vital:
I was one of the authors of the program and I know exactly what it is. I also know how vital it is to the lives of young LGBTI students; if it had been around when I was at school it would have changed my life.
It’s another claim that “married biological parents have a better record for providing safety and development of healthy, well-adjusted adult children” and that such parents “minimise abuse and neglect of children”. The leaflet (see below) then cites a report to the US Congress by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Image: Excerpt from anti-gay leaflet authorised by Chris Miles. [Source: Fairfax Media]
Video: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, 1 March 2016. [Source: ABC TV via YouTube]
You have to hand it to Charlie Pickering on The Weekly— he’s had a go at George Christensen, Cory Bernardi, Eric Abetz, Bridget McKenzie and Bob Day on their views on the marriage plebscite and the Safe Schools Coalition.
And Pickering’s exposed the pre-plebiscite manoeuvrings of Lyle Shelton and the Australian Christian Lobby.