Creationism in Queensland schools
The issue of religion being taught in Australian state public schools is a controversial one. In primary schools around the country, the State Education Acts allow for Religious Instruction, or Religious Education, to be taught for an hour a week by representatives of the church—who do not need a qualification in education to do so.
These classes are meant to be an ‘opt in’ scenario.
But, it appears that in some state schools in Queensland Creationism—the belief that the Christian God created the earth in a different time scale to that agreed upon by evolutionary science—is entering the science curriculum.
- Should Taxpayers Be Funding Private Schools That Teach Creationism? (truthdig.com)
- Creationism Commotion: Five states have anti-evolution bills in play (secularnewsdaily.com)