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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Page: 7918

Senator BERNARDI (South Australia) (16:25): I move:

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 u niversities 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.