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29    Education— University history curricula

Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 528—That the Senate—

               (a)       commends the Institute of Public Affairs for its research report, The rise of identity politics: An audit of history teaching at Australian universities in 2017 ;

               (b)       expresses concern at the reduced teaching in universities about the benefits of Western civilisation, the Enlightenment and the Reformation;

                (c)       expresses concern at the increased teaching in universities about divisive topics of race, gender, environment and sexuality in the history curriculum; and

               (d)       calls upon the Australian Government to review the history curriculum to ensure it reflects Australian heritage and values.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 6

Senators—

Bernardi*

Gichuhi

Leyonhjelm

Roberts

Georgiou

Lambie

 

 

 

NOES, 41

Senators—

Brockman

Gallagher

Moore

Ruston

Bushby

Hanson-Young

Nash

Scullion

Carr

Hinch

O’Neill

Siewert

Cash

Hume

O’Sullivan

Smith

Chisholm

Kakoschke-Moore

Parry

Sterle

Collins

Kitching

Payne

Urquhart*

Di Natale

McCarthy

Polley

Watt

Dodson

McGrath

Pratt

Whish-Wilson

Duniam

McKenzie

Rhiannon

Williams

Fifield

McKim

Rice

Xenophon

Gallacher

 

* Tellers

Question negatived.