Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 2GB account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 2GB content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Preschool using kids as ‘political pawns’ is concerning: Dominic Perrottet

Article image for Preschool using kids as ‘political pawns’ is concerning: Dominic Perrottet

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has criticised a NSW preschool for encouraging their kids to lobby the government to fly the Aboriginal flag on the Harbour Bridge.

The pre-school students at Kelly’s Place Children’s Centre in Crows Nest collected 10,000 signatures and presented the petition during an excursion to NSW Parliament last month.

Children as young as three-years-old were encouraged to sign the petition, which asked the government to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag on the Harbour Bridge.

NSW Opposition leader Jodi McKay posted the following video on her Facebook page of the kids delivering the petition.

Although the Labor leader describes the scenario as “cute”, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has a different view.

He tells Ben Fordham he hates seeing kids used as “political pawns”.

“I don’t think it’s cute and I think that video’s quite concerning.

“We really just need kids to be kids.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

 

RELATED

Childcare centre under fire for ‘hijacking’ three-year-olds for political agenda

 

Ben Fordham
Advertisement