NewsHub 1 September 2016Family First Comment: Very sad. State-sponsored child abuse.A four-year-old in New South Wales has begun the process of changing gender, with the help of the state government.It comes amid a rapid increase in the number of Australian children considering gender changes.The child will start making the transition before the first day of kindergarten next year and the NSW Education Department is supporting the family, the school and the child through the process.But it won’t reveal whether the child was born a girl or a boy.The case has proven to be a polarising issue, with advocates saying usually children around that age are right about the gender they identify with, but others are questioning whether the state should be involved in supporting the process at all.The number of children changing gender in Australia has skyrocketed.At a hospital in Melbourne 10 years ago there was only one case of gender dysphoria – now there are 250, while at a Sydney hospital those numbers have tripled.As the numbers continue to rise, it’s likely the debate will go on and on.http://www.newshub.co.nz/world/4-year-old-begins-gender-transition-in-australia-2016090121Safe Schools: ‘rainbow ideology’ fuels sex switchesThe Australian 1 September 2016Critics of the polarising Safe Schools program have stepped up demands for it to be axed after revelations several NSW ¬students including a four-year-old preschool child have been receiving support with gender transitioning.Australian Christian Lobby spokeswoman Wendy Francis claimed a reported spike in cases of gender dysphoria, where someone’s biological sex doesn’t align with their gender identity, had followed the rollout of Safe Schools. “Safe Schools didn’t come in to address the problem, this is happening after the Safe Schools program has been introduced,’’ she said. “The thought that four-year-olds would be seeking to change their gender is madness. We are sacrificing our children to a rainbow ideology.’’NSW Education Department deputy secretary of school operations Greg Prior revealed in parliamentary estimates this week a number of students were “going through gender transition in our schools, with the youngest being a four-year-old’’. He said Safe Schools was only one resource used to support students, families and schools.The four-year-old will go to kindergarten next year and has identified as transgender. The school initially registered on the Safe Schools anti-bullying site to access materials to help teachers prepare to assist the child.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/safe-schools-rainbow-ideology-fuels-sex-switches/news-story/54bf9f6eac7010b01818f0c5ea9cc28f
Photo: The RCMP have released this photo in connection with the robberyFort St. John RCMP are searching for a suspect after a robbery at the Munchies Convenience Store.The robbery occurred on Saturday at around 5:45 a.m.- Advertisement -Police say a male entered the store and demanded money from an employee. The suspect threatened the employee with a tire iron and made off with approximately $500 in cash.The suspect is described as being between 5’11’’ and 6’3’’ in height. At the time of the incident, he was wearing jeans and a black t-shirt with white letters.. He also wore bluish running shoes, white gloves and a toque, along with a purple and black cloth over his face.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.