Climate change 'child brainwashing'
CLIMATE change lessons should be removed from Queensland's classrooms because it was "environmental propaganda" used to brainwash children.
And Asian and Aboriginal history should not be taught at the expense of western history and Christian values.
These were among the submissions made as two resolutions for change to Queensland's education system were passed at the 2012 LNP Convention in Brisbane today.
A delegate from the Toowoomba North State Electorate Council told hundreds of LNP members the current curriculum set out to shape the next generation of leaders rather than just teach them.
He said the ALP had been "ruining the minds of our children" as he moved a motion to license independent curricula that met nationally-consistent standards but were not bound by a nationally-determined agenda.
He said the "rigid and ideologically selective cultural agenda being imposed on all students" was dangerous.
"The ideology here is so flagrant, teachers may as well tell the kids who to vote for," he said.
The delegate also suggested the culture war would result in "fewer and fewer free thinkers to support conservative values" before the motion was carried.
Queensland Senator Brett Mason also spoke to the motion, saying he was taught reading, writing and arithmetics but now the national curriculum taught "republic, reconciliation and about refugees".
"I think it's far more important they learn how to read and write than be politically-correct," he said.
Richard Pearson, from the Noosa State Electorate Council, successfully moved a resolution to call on the education minister to require Queensland government schools to remove "environmental propaganda material, in particular post normal science about climate change" from the curriculum.
He said young minds were being poisoned and brainwashed by misleading information about climate change.
There was opposition to the motion with a fellow LNP member arguing that policy makers should ensure children were exposed to all information so they could make a sensible decision based on all the facts.
"Unfortunately, when we start to dismiss differing viewpoints we start to create a problem for our children," he said
The convention is expected to hear numerous resolutions today and over the weekend including raising the speed limit to 130kmh on some roads and cutting the 100 hours learner drivers have to complete before they can get their licence.
Premier Campbell Newman has given certainty to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital development, which will be ready for feedback from the community by February, 2013, and will have a plan to revitalise the Mary Valley communities after the Traveston Dam debacle within six months.
Mr Newman also delivered a first draft of the 10-year plan for the Bruce Highway and complete the design of the Toowoomba CBD Ringroad within six months.
He said the new six-month plan would be a "map and a report card" to be measured by.
Federal LNP leader Tony Abbott will also address the convention today.