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Calls to overhaul school curriculum and stop ‘constant stream of negativity about everything to do with Australia’

Liam Bartlett
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Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge says schools are feeding students a negative view of Australian history which could impact on national security.

The minister says we should instead be focusing on the success of the country, and the democratic ideals it was built on.

It’s a point of view that’s been echoed by Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Peter Jennings.

“It’s certainly true that I think that fewer and fewer people are thinking about a career in the defence for than used to be the case, and that worries me,” he told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings.

“Then I think in particular, what Alan Tudge was pointing to, is that a constant stream of negativity about everything to do with Australia, coming through schools, coming through a lot of our media I’d say, can make peopel a bit cynical and really want to disconnect from what in reality … has actually been a very succesful democracy.

“And there are things about that worth protecting of course.”

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