Member of the NSW Legislative Council
For the Friday session, Hon Mark Latham MLC will deliver a keynote address:
The Continuing Subversion of Our Culture through Educational Radicalism.
Since graduating in Political Economy, Mark worked for a series of Labor politicians, including John Kerin, Gough Whitlam and Bob Carr. After serving as an Alderman, he was Mayor of Liverpool Council between 1991 and 1994, before entering national politics, serving as the Member for Werriwa (1994–2005), a Labor Shadow Minister (1996–98 and 2001–2003), and Leader of the Opposition (2003–2005). Following a period out of the political arena, Mr Latham announced his candidacy for the NSW Legislative Council as the State Leader of One Nation in 2019 and was elected to the NSW upper house with the highest personal vote (below-the-line) in the ballot. After a 14 year break, he re-entered parliament with a strong focus on policy issues in the education, urban planning, energy and law reform portfolios.
Mark is one of Australia’s leading advocates of ‘outsider’ politics. He strongly opposes the impact of political correctness and identity politics on public debate, freely speaking his mind on a range of issues, and advocating for, amongst other things, the freedom of religion and reform of education.
Mark will present a paper concerning the history and development of extremist political indoctrination in schools and universities as well as the objectives, purpose and methodologies of a politicised bureaucracy. He will illustrate how this has impacted on educational outcomes in Australia and what solutions are available to remedy the situation