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Preschool using kids as ‘political pawns’ is concerning: Dominic Perrottet

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has criticised a NSW preschool for encouraging their kids to lobby the government to fly the Aboriginal flag on the Harbour Bridge.

The pre-school students at Kelly’s Place Children’s Centre in Crows Nest collected 10,000 signatures and presented the petition during an excursion to NSW Parliament last month.

Children as young as three-years-old were encouraged to sign the petition, which asked the government to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag on the Harbour Bridge.

NSW Opposition leader Jodi McKay posted the following video on her Facebook page of the kids delivering the petition.

Although the Labor leader describes the scenario as “cute”, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has a different view.

He tells Ben Fordham he hates seeing kids used as “political pawns”.

“I don’t think it’s cute and I think that video’s quite concerning.

“We really just need kids to be kids.”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

 

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