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MP Calls For School Ban On Eureka Flag

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Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington

March 12, 2018

A suggestion by the Queensland Teachers’ Union that teachers place Eureka Flag stickers on their private property in schools has raised the ire of Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington.

Mrs Frecklington said union propaganda should be banned from all Queensland schools.

“Party politics has no place in Queensland schools and union propaganda definitely doesn’t,” Mrs Frecklington said.

The QTU has offered the stickers to members to show their solidarity with the CFMEU, which has been banned from flying the Eureka Flag on construction sites or putting Eureka stickers on equipment such as hard hats.

Earlier this year, the Australian Building and Construction Commission issued new Building Code rules that specifically banned the Eureka Flag from being displayed on building sites.

If a construction company breaches the code, they could become ineligible to compete for Federal Government work.

“Students go to school to learn important life skills. Our schools must not be an environment for Labor Party indoctrination,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk needs show some leadership and ban union propaganda from school grounds.

“Some union behaviour is appalling, disgusting, and has no place near children.

“Last year CFMEU protesters at the Oaky North mine allegedly threatened to rape children and physically punish people who did not support their cause.”

(The Oaky North protest in Central Queensland involved a lockout of workers by mining company Glencore for more than 200 days after enterprise bargaining broke down. There have been allegations of intimidation by picketers, and claims Glencore “spied” on the homes of union members; the dispute is ongoing.)

“The Premier refused to personally condemn the behaviour at Oaky North mine. Today she needs to step up and protect children in Queensland schools from the unions,” Mrs Frecklington said.

Opposition Education spokesman Jarrod Bleijie said the unions’ control over the Palaszczuk Government was alarming.

“This is a government run by the unions for the unions,” Mr Bleijie said.

“Our kids should be learning how to read and write, not how to be militant unionists.

“The fact unions think they can blatantly bring campaign material into Queensland schools shows how much control they have over Annastacia Palaszczuk’s government.

“The only time the CFMEU should be uttered in schools is as case examples of bullying and threats.”

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6 Responses to MP Calls For School Ban On Eureka Flag

  1. William Street

    Will Ms Frecklington also ban all her political mates from attending schools to hand out flags and prizes?

  2. Ben Rankin

    Dear oh dear….

  3. William Lane

    You would think that people who claim to care about Australian workers would be more worried about the horrible high number of deaths and serious injuries on building sites than whether a Eureka flag was being flown. The LNP and its building industry tribunal obviously think flags are more important than workers being crushed to death. They also don’t want kids to learn about social justice, equal rights or the danger of standing between a shareholder and a quick dollar.

  4. Trevor W Sullivan

    The Eureka Flag is a rebel flag, it is not the Australian Flag.

    We have one Australian Flag, dating back to our federation year, 1901, the year of our Constitution.

    “Humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God”.

  5. William Lane

    The Eureka Flag dates to 1854. It is a true Australian flag, coming up from the people not imposed from above by a foreign ruler.

    It has been adopted by the Far Left and the Far Right, by racists and nationalists, multiculturalists and historians. From bikies to nuns.

    For it to be banned from any school is an outrage. It should actually be flown on every school flagpole with pride, alongside the Aboriginal and TSI flags. Discussions about its history and usage over the years should be a key part of the curriculum.

    Pastor Sullivan, do you really support the banning of a flag that depicts “the crucifix in the sky”?

  6. Trevor W Sullivan

    William Lane, The Australian Flag already includes what you call “the crucifix in the sky”.

    “Wisdom is justified of all her children” (Luke 7:35), but be careful, lest appealing to the “crucifix” on a rebel flag, you “take the name of the LORD thy God in vain” (Exodus 20:7).

    When it is all boiled down, there are patriots and there are rebels – they are not the same thing. There is the Australian Flag and there are various other flags – they are not the same thing.

    William, your name means “Protector” – what do you protect? Our national Flag, Constitution, and the Name of the Lord, upon Whom we are founded, or something else?

    Or are you like so many who secretly want to destroy the godliness our nation has stood for in the past and still stands on constitutionally, just because the people currently running it are liars and traitors?

    Our Constitution and Flag stand for timeless values and faith and 2,000 years of Christianity in the British Isles, which many parasites in Canberra either despise or know nothing of. Oppose the parasites, not our own foundation!

    PS: You probably mean well, but you need to understand, my name is not “Pastor” – “Pastor” is what the Bible calls a “flattering title” (Job 32:21-22), which I reject because it is expressly forbidden by the Lord Jesus. It’s Hebrew equivalent is “Rabbi”:

    Matthew 23 (King James Bible)
    8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
    9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
    10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
    11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
    12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

    “Humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God” (Australian Constitution).

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