‘Answer the question’: Education Minister admits Dark Emu should be removed from schools
Education Minister Alan Tudge has conceded controversial book Dark Emu should be removed from schools.
Bruce Pascoe’s claims in Dark Emu that Indigenous Australians were more advanced than originally thought, has been debunked by academics.
When pressed by Ben Fordham, the Minister admitted the book should not be taught to children.
“If those are in libraries and they’re offered to kids as the truth, they should be removed.”
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Minister Tudge also expressed his disappointment in a draft national curriculum.
In the proposed new curriculum, a portion of Year 9 history dealing with the first world war includes “different historical interpretations and contested debates about the nature and significance of the Anzac legend and the war”.
Minister Tudge told Ben Fordham he’s “so disappointed” in the proposal.
“I will certainly not be supporting a curriculum document that has ANZAC Day as a contested idea.
“It’s offensive to the diggers, all of our veterans.”