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Safe Schools: If there’s only one thing you read…

Image: Demonstrator supporting Safe Schools [Source: Guardian Online]

If there’s only one article you ever read on the Safe Schools program — or one you want to share with friends, colleagues and family — this is the article.

Writing for the The Guardian Australia, Chris Bush responds to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s call to de-fund the program.  A program, mind you, that was first given federal government funding while Abbott was prime minister.

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.

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ABC’s The Weekly reminds us of the Australian Christian Lobby’s real agenda

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.

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ABC Q&A FactCheck: Lyle Shelton’s claims on transgender people suicide risk doesn’t stack up

Video: Segment on ABC TV's Q&A featuring Lyle Shelton, 29 February 2016. [Source: ABC TV via YouTube]

The Conversation website has done a fact check on a claim made by the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton.

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