Federal Minister Pyne has washed his hands of any inquiry leaving things to the State.
The State Minister (SA) has said that she does not have the power.
The video I have posted is extracted from public news broadcasts and I do not wish to implicate those Muslim persons who I have edited in as supporting my position as I fear they may receive more hardline Islamist backlash.
The “Funds withdrawal” by State and Federal Government seems to be purely on book keeping and funds misdirection and not on curriculum..
We are entitled as Australians to ask for accountability for our education dollar. We are certainly entitled to ensure that our money is not used to teach values opposed to our Australian Constitution and our civil and criminal laws. It is difficult for a member of the public to secure the facts.
TV reports Muslim parents are concerned that “bad things” are being taught. What are the “bad things” that are being taught in the Islamic College of SA? Since the moderate parents complain of a take over of the staff and curriculum by hard liners from interstate I strongly suspect we are talking more extreme forms of Islam.
One Female non-muslim teacher was sacked for not wearing an Islamic Headscarf - The deal that the teachers union struck for dismissal is secret.
Why was that sacking not in breach of the sexual or racial or religious portions of our discrimination legislation. Why has there been no prosecution. Just imagine a State school demanding that a muslim woman teacher not wear a head scarf!
The school’s welfare officer – against the wishes of the student and without parental permission took a boy out of school to a barber where over the protests of the child he directed the barber give him a short, very short, haircut.
Why was that not just plain common assault. It is simply against the law to interfere with another persons body like that. Without consent it is both assault and battery.
Stopped from singing the Australian National Anthem. – apparently by direction from the interstate Islamic Schools controlling body. Tell me again what that parent meant when he asked if we wanted “bad things” taught in the school?
School has said the protests are from a minority of parents. “Good on” the parents who are standing up. Parents who want a faith based education for their children within the bounds of Australian Law and integration as Australians.
Four Principals in 3 years , and now an Administrator, I suspect just to get the books right so that funding can start to flow again. The Federal funding tap has been turned back on already. After about a week. No word from the State yet.
Just what are the “bad things” the parent fears are being taught?
If it is true that the State has no control over what is going on in these schools then the law should be changed so they do have control. Not for all non-State schools. Just Islamic ones. That is neither Islamophobic, nor racist. It is simply economic targeting of the problem. We only have Islamic terrorists locked up in our gaols, 24 of them. We only have Islamic terrorists shooting up our streets. We only have Muslim girls with clitorectomies and being married at 9 years old. We have a right to be wary about what is being taught in Islamic Schools. We have duty to protect our children.
The alarm bell has been rung by “a minority of parents” who are themselves Muslim. We should be responding and helping them to stop or prevent their kids from being taught “bad things”.
I call for an Islamic Schools watchdog. There are 6 schools under the same banner in Australia. We need the curriculum checked, regularly , at random and often.
Australia wants no seeding of Islamic fundamentalism. We need a good dose of secular Australian Curriculum. Australia does not want the girls being told they are second class to boys or that their husbands are allowed to hit them or they should get half valued in anything.
If the Minister is right and the State does not have the power to protect these children then we need to change the law. Quickly.