Education Minister Jason Clare says children “should be at school” instead of participating in climate protests.
“My view is, I hope pretty uncontroversial, that school students should be at school during school hours,” he said during Question Time on Wednesday.
“I want our kids to be passionate, I want our kids to care about democracy and I want our kids to care about our future.
“But I also want our kids at school.”
His response follows after Greens MP Stephen Bates targeted his question at the Education Minister during Question Time, mentioning the upcoming School Strike 4 Climate which is set to happen across the nation.