The NSW Shooting and Fishing party has said they will support Fred Nile’s push to have ethics classes in NSW either cancelled or moved to another time slot so that they do not compete with Scripture classes. I’m not sure what this is about, but it would seem that the S&F have something in mind that they want Fred’s support on. Fred and the S&F are essential to Barry O’Farrell’s IR changes as he doesn’t have the numbers without them as the remnants of the NSW Labor party are against the changes.
Barry O’Farrell made an election pledge that ethics classes wouldn’t be scrapped and there has been a suggestion that they be run at a different time to scripture, but if they aren’t on at the same time as scripture what will they be on with? Will students be expected to do them at lunchtime or instead of another class? I really hope that Barry stands his ground. I do have a vested interest in his IR changes not going through, but I’m more concerned about ethics classes.
One thing that I do know – if ethics classes are moved or scrapped, even though my son’s school doesn’t currently offer one and he goes to scripture with everyone else because it is easy, he will not be going to scripture anymore. It’s a small protest but it is something that I can do. Over to you Barry.