An information pack launched by Mark Latham will be sent to 500 P&C groups in NSW to stop “radical transgender indoctrination”.
At least 500 P&C groups across NSW will be sent an information pack with advice for parents on identifying if their child is being “indoctrinated” by “radical gender activists” at school.
The political lobby group Binary will distribute the packs, launched on Wednesday in NSW Parliament by One Nation MLC Mark Latham, around the state from next week.
The packs also have the backing of Finance Minister Damien Tudehope, who had planned to join Mr Latham to launch the kits but was called away on parliamentary business.
Several MPs were also at the launch, including Corrective Services MP Anthony Roberts, Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies and upper house MLC Matthew Mason-Cox.
Anti-halal campaigner Kirralie Smith, who was a NSW Senate candidate for the right-wing Australian Liberty Alliance at the 2016 federal election, is the director of Binary.
The kits were funded through donations from Binary supporters, Mrs Smith said.
“Barely a day goes by when we don’t hear from another parent concerned about what their child is being exposed to at school … transgender speakers, de-gendering language, pronoun police, explicit sex-education programs and inappropriate library books,” Mrs Smith said.
Mr Latham, who chairs the upper house’s education committee, said One Nation had a policy to end transgender self-identification.
“This problem is increasingly common in NSW schools, urged on by left-wing political activists,” Mr Latham said.
“Schools made a big mistake when they stopped being places of learning and ventured into the world of mental health assessment and radical gender theory.”
Mrs Smith said the information pack “equips parents with knowledge of their parental rights and how to keep their child safe against radical transgender indoctrination”.
She said despite the banning of the Safe Schools program in NSW, parents and children still had to “deal with the issue of transgender in schools”.
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said: “P&Cs are and should be a dynamic and active part of local school communities. They are best placed to raise concerns with principals who, I believe, are generally closely connected with their student and parent cohorts.”
The information pack urges P&C groups to insist that the schools keep them “in the loop” about measures being taken to accommodate students “practicing gender fluidity”.
“Schools are reluctant to reveal policy, if any, around these issues,” the kit says.
It says parents should ask their school which toilets “trans students use”, where “trans students sleep on school camps” and whether “biological males can participate as females” in sporting teams.
“Schools are facing challenging times when it comes to determining gender policies that was inclusive, fair and most importantly, safe for everyone,” Ms Smith says in a message to parents.
“Radical gender activists are doing everything they can to de-gender our society. Unfortunately these activists can be intimidating, forcing many to remain silent as unreasonable and unsafe practices are implemented.”
The kit encourages parents to keep copies of any material sent home or published online.
“Remember, the school may have been very careful with the wording. Often indoctrination programs are referred to in politically correct ‘code’ words like ‘anti-bullying’,” the kits says.