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Daniel Andrews introduces a LAW for schools to teach students about white colonisation

Daniel Andrews introduces a LAW that instructs schools to educate students about the ‘trauma’ of white colonization and to mark the day Kevin Rudd said sorry to the stolen generation

  • Under new Victorian laws, students learn about ‘trauma’ of white colonization
  • Kids of all year levels are also likely to participate in events such as ‘Sorry Day’
  • The new standards apply to schools and facilities such as hospitals and municipalities

Schools educate children about the ‘major trauma’ of white colonization, commemorate ‘Sorry Day’ and fly the Aboriginal flag under new laws in Victoria.

Prime Minister Dan Andrews said he expected every school to adopt the reconciliation initiatives and participate every year.

“Being reconciled is just that. You can’t reconcile if you’re not willing to acknowledge some terrible things that happened in the past,” Andrews said Tuesday.

‘It’s about everyone feeling equal, that everyone feels involved and that everyone feels safe.’

“I think it might be the whole school and I don’t see anything wrong with that.”

Under new Victorian laws, supported by Dan Andrews (pictured), schoolchildren of all grades would participate in reconciliation activities such as commemorating 'Sorry Day'

Under new Victorian laws, supported by Dan Andrews (pictured), schoolchildren of all grades would participate in reconciliation activities such as commemorating ‘Sorry Day’

Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy said it is important for children to learn about history, but care must be taken not to create divisions in children.

“It is important that they do learn lessons from the past, but that is done with respect,” he said.

“When it comes to children, we have to make sure we don’t pit one against the other.”

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