La­bor com­pletely out of touch

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

LAST week, La­bor de­cided that the most press­ing po­lit­i­cal is­sues in Queens­land were ban­ning Christ­mas in our schools and tar­get­ing our na­tional sym­bols and in­sti­tu­tions. Clearly, the loony left has taken over and La­bor is now com­pletely out of touch.

How can Queens­land’s se­nior La­bor MPs be­lieve that rul­ing out kids giv­ing each other Christ­mas cards is a pri­or­ity in our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem? La­bor needs to spend more time en­sur­ing stu­dents are im­prov­ing their nu­mer­acy and lit­er­acy.

This is mad­ness. Let’s be clear – this is not just po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness on steroids, it’s another ex­am­ple of La­bor’s sup­port for left- wing so­cial en­gi­neer­ing, like the Safe Schools pro­gram. The LNP will not tol­er­ate this type of silly rub­bish in our schools.

Then, while the coun­try faces ma­jor se­cu­rity, cost of liv­ing and eco­nomic is­sues, Bill Shorten an­nounces his No. 1 agenda item if he be­comes Prime Min­is­ter will be to turn Aus­tralia into a repub­lic. Fair dinkum, how are we sup­posed to take him se­ri­ously?

Not to be out­done, the Queens­land La­bor con­fer­ence then agreed to move Aus­tralia Day and scrap the Aus­tralian flag. La­bor cast the big is­sues of high un­em­ploy­ment, crime rates and elec­tric­ity prices aside, to throw stones at our na­tional iden­tity. I sup­port Aus­tralia’s cur­rent con­sti­tu­tional ar­range­ments, our ex­ist­ing na­tional flag and leav­ing Aus­tralia Day alone. AN­DREW CRIPPS, Mem­ber for Hinch­in­brook, Op­po­si­tion spokesman for Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Mines, and North­ern Devel­op­ment.

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