Knowledge of how our democratic processes work, what citizens’ rights and legal obligations are and understanding our national values are basic to our social cohesion.
It is concerning that among numerous shortcomings,
the nation’s education system is failing to equip most secondary students with
the knowledge and skills to become active and informed citizens.
Nationwide testing shows that young people are also losing
interest in political news and world affairs
Minister Alan Tudge is right when he says: “We all
have an interest in our kids learning about our democracy before they hit
Source: The Australian 21/1/21