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Highschool to be built with unisex toilets

A new $80 million Brisbane high school will be the first school in Queensland to have gender-neutral toilets.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she will be raising the issue with the Education Department, believing boys and girls should have separate bathrooms.

The Fortitude Valley State Secondary College has been designed with unisex toilets with the only exception being two male and female toilets in change room facilities.

Brisbane education expert Michelle Mitchell tells Luke Grant this is not a popular idea.

“The bullying and harassment in bathrooms is huge… it’s not often a great place for students to be in to start with.

“With wellbeing being in such a staggering state at the moment, and there’s so much covering of anxiety in kids, I just feel like this is one change we don’t need.”

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