A controversial government bill in NSW could prevent gender fluidity from being taught in school classrooms and give parents more power to object to such teachings.
A committee chaired by One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham is conducting an inquiry into the bill which will be further debated in parliament.
If passed it would prevent schools in NSW from teaching students about ideologically based political material that does not align with parents' wishes and values and give them the right to withdraw their children in such cases.
"In particular, the bill seeks to prohibit the promotion of gender fluidity in schools, including through course development and continuing professional development of the State's teachers," the committee said in a statement on Sunday.
"Schools will not be able to push upon their students' gender as something that is 'socially constructed', devoid of biological reality."
Transgender students will continue to be supported and unaffected by the proposal, the committee states.
Mr Latham said the formation of a child's social, moral and ethical values should be left up to parents and the bill aimed to wind back the entrance of gender fluidity ideologies in schools.
"There are many fine teachers in our schools, but ultimately they come and go from the classroom and become strangers in the lives of most families," he said in a statement.
"(Parents) must have a valid right to ensure that what's taught in schools aligns with their family's values and priorities.'
The Portfolio Committee No. 3 - Education will hold public hearings over the next few months and members of the public are invited to complete an online survey until 28 February.
Australian Associated Press