Ethics here to stay, says NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell
This article was published in News.com.au 2 August 2011
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says school ethics classes are here to stay, even though the Coalition Government has promised to consider a push by crossbench MP Fred Nile to scrap them.
The Greens and Labor have accused Mr O'Farrell of doing a deal with Reverend Nile, who threatened to withdraw his support for the Government's public sector wage changes if it did not remove the ethics classes.
The Premier met with the Christian Democrat upper house MP last week and assured him the Government would consider his private members bill to have the classes scrapped, in return for Mr Nile's continued backing of the industrial reforms.