Greens’ spokesperson for multiculturalism, Senator Richard Di Natale, has disagreed with Minister Plibersek’s call for all children to take a citizen’s pledge.
“Let kids be kids,” said Senator Di Natale.
“You can’t force patriotism onto the community by making children rote learn a pledge.”
“Leadership that reflects the values of the community is the best way to inspire patriotism and pride.”
“Socially inclusive patriotism in a multicultural society requires more than just a pledge.”