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Question Without Notice No. 1206 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

350.ORG RALLY — PARLIAMENT HOUSE

1206. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Minister for Education and Training:

My question is entirely without notice. I refer to the 350.org rally at Parliament House on Friday, 30 November.

(1) Does the minister support this rally, which has encouraged children to go on strike—that is, walk out of school and attend this rally?

(2) Does the minister support the indoctrination of children by extreme left-wing groups such as GetUp!, which are involved in this rally?

The PRESIDENT: Minister, you are being asked to provide an opinion in the second part of the question.

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1)–(2) I can answer the second part. I do not support the indoctrination of children by anybody.

As regards the first part of the answer, I do not know what the member is talking about, so if the member wants to place the question on notice, I will give him an answer.