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Volunteer religious instructors in schools provided with offensive materials

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (21.6.16):

‘Controversial religious instruction materials under review by Queensland’s Education Department single out indigenous students as being “most teachable when sitting in small groups outside under a tree”, which Education Minister Kate Jones has labelled “highly offensive” and outdated.

‘The materials used by volunteer religious instructors across the state also single out indigenous students as needing to “be involved and not passive students”, as well as setting out “RE [religious education], followed by a barbecue lunch on Friday, then an afternoon’s sport would be the most pleasurable experience Aboriginal Primary Students could imagine”, in the syllabus.’

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