National Curriculum

Radical New National Curriculum Rubbished
20 August 2021

Radical New National Curriculum Rubbished

The IPA welcomes Alan Tudge’s, Minister for Education, letter to the acting chairman of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Minister Tudge should be congratulated on his decision to not endorse the proposed curriculum as it stands. The revisions proposed by ACARA to the Australian Curriculum are not revisions. Rather, they are a complete re-writing of the curriculum
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Deranged Theory
11 June 2021

Deranged Theory

Kids at school deserve better than a politicised environment THE authors of the radical new National Curriculum being proposed by the Australian Curriculum and Assessments Reporting Authority (ACARA) are so obsessed with racism that they have written it into the Health and Physical Education syllabus. In the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures crosscurriculum priority, the curriculum states
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National Curriculum: Activism not Education
10 June 2021

National Curriculum: Activism not Education

There are no prizes for guessing how it all went wrong. When the tightknit gang of bureaucrats and academics who control the Australian curriculum are left to their own devices, with no firm political oversight, they return to form. That means radical identity politics, critical race theory, training for teen climate globalists, and the usual attacks on Western civilisation. That
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How The National Curriculum Abolishes Australian Citizenship
28 May 2021

How The National Curriculum Abolishes Australian Citizenship

The draft national curriculum for schools is seeking to teach the next generation of Australians a progressive and utopian view of global citizenship, just as the global COVID-19 shutdown and the resurgence of authoritarian nation-states have exposed the intellectual bankruptcy of that ideology.   In so doing the curriculum’s own designers have abrogated their much-vaunted commitment to also teach “Critical and Creative Thinking”, as their
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Mainstream Australians Reject Identity Politics In The Classroom
22 May 2021

Mainstream Australians Reject Identity Politics In The Classroom

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned that a radical new national curriculum proposed by Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is not supported by mainstream Australians, after polling has revealed that Australians do not support radical ideologies that are infiltrating classrooms. The polling (data collected by Dynata) reveals that 82% of Australians disagree with the statement that school
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Critical Race Theory Must Be Banned In Australian Schools
6 May 2021

Critical Race Theory Must Be Banned In Australian Schools

The IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explains why critical race theory has turned into critical race practice in Australian schools. “It tells children to hate themselves, it is tyranny of the mind” and it must be banned from Australian schools.
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The National Curriculum Will Divide Families
4 May 2021

The National Curriculum Will Divide Families

The proposed changes to the National Curriculum will “de-educate children.” The proposals add identity politics and critical race theory to our nation’s schools, remove teachings of Christianity and Ancient Greece among others, and will teach Australian children that Australia Day and ANZAC Day are “contested.” Watch the IPA react to the changes.
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Morrison Government Must Reject Radical New Left-Wing Curriculum
30 April 2021

Morrison Government Must Reject Radical New Left-Wing Curriculum

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called on the Morrison Government to reject the radical new National Curriculum proposed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). “The proposed National Curriculum would force students to consume identity politics and to unlearn the history that is currently in the syllabus,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of
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Politicised Curriculum Is Why Children Don’t Know About Australia’s Democracy
21 January 2021

Politicised Curriculum Is Why Children Don’t Know About Australia’s Democracy

Nobody should be surprised at the news from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, that when it comes to knowledge of Civics and Citizenship, Australian students know more about pollution, climate change and water shortages than they do about democracy, civic processes and our institutions. In the report, the authors state that the purpose of teaching Civics and Citizenship
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O, Teach Me How … To Think!
15 January 2021

O, Teach Me How … To Think!

IPA Review – Summer 2020

This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, Bella d’Abrera. In 2010, the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the freedoms they enjoy today. Education has
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