The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was born out of the need to protect Australians from the increasing presence of communist influence within the labour movement back in the 1950s.
Communist ideologues infiltrated trade unions affiliated with the ALP and were able to dictate ALP policy in critical areas, which in those days included matters of foreign affairs and defence.
Dozens of ALP parliamentarians put their careers on the line by taking a principled stand in defending the labour movement from communism. They knew what was at stake; they knew that labour movement traditions of democracy, justice and fairness had been subverted.
Today’s Labour DLP continues the fight of its predecessors.
One might have thought that the fall of communism internationally in the late 1980s and early 1990s would have ended its influence in policy matters in Australia.
However, the current controversy surrounding the ‘Safe Schools’ program proves that the opposite is in fact true.
The ‘Safe Schools’ program is endorsed and financed by the Victorian ALP Government, which made it mandatory in all Victorian public schools. It’s advertised as an anti-bullying program, but it has a far more sinister purpose. It is ideologically driven, teaching our children a contested and controversial form of gender ideology to further radical social and political agendas more than anything else. There is now increasing awareness that its ultimate purpose is the social re-engineering of children.
Upon closer inspection, the ‘Safe Schools’ program is part of the Marxist quest to destroy traditional structures and values, without you knowing about it and while you pay for it, under the guise of anti-bullying. It comes as no surprise that it was founded, designed and promoted by Roz Ward, a seasoned and outspoken Marxist activist.
Of course, the bullying of any child, for any reason, is completely unacceptable. However, equally unacceptable is the indoctrination of our children by programs in our schools driven by radical ideologies, used as a platform for Marxist social engineering.
Parents across Australia are rightfully outraged, and the DLP was the first political party in Australia to move a parliamentary motion calling for the program to be scrapped.