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Greens say Liberals can't be trusted with LGBTI equality

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
7 June 2016

Greens say Liberals can't be trusted with LGBTI equality

Greens equality spokesperson Sam Hibbins says a vow by the Victorian opposition to abandon the Safe Schools program will put young people at risk.

“The Liberals plan to axe the Safe Schools program is yet another reason why they can’t be trusted with LGBTI Equality," Sam Hibbins said.

“Safe Schools saves lives and without it same-sex attracted and transgender young people will be at greater risk of bullying and discrimination.

“The Shadow Education Minister’s excuse that the program is 'damaged' and 'politicised' with a 'fringe ideological agenda' is shameful.

“It's been the far right-wing of the Liberal Party that has sought to politicise and damage Safe Schools.

“Last month in my budget reply speech I questioned whether the Safe Schools program would be supported under any future coalition government.

“We now have an answer, the Liberals will put young people at risk," Sam Hibbins said.

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
7 June 2016
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