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History Syllabus Needs Rethink – Abbott

Tony Abbott has urged a rethink of the national history curriculum, saying it underplays the heritage of Western civilisation, gives too much focus to trade unions and overlooks conservative prime ministers.

The Opposition Leader said while he would not dictate changes, the Coalition believed it was “possible to do better” and was entitled to say “maybe you ought to have a rethink”.