One Nation leader claims Australian children taught sex tricks in school

Pauline Hanson and Steve Dickson.
Pauline Hanson and Steve Dickson. Photo credit: Getty

A leader of Australia's One Nation party has made some astonishing claims about the state of Australian schools' sex education; saying teachers are showing children sex tricks in the classroom.

Queensland leader Steve Dickson was trying to defend his party's domestic violence policy and its promise to abolish the Safe Schools program if elected, ABC reports.

"One Nation is about protecting the whole family unit," he said.

"And that takes me onto another note - the controversial Safe Schools program in Queensland.

"We are having little kids in grade four at school, young girls being taught by teachers how to masturbate, how to strap on dildos, how to do this sort of stuff  that is the real problem in this country."

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told ABC News the allegations were "absolutely atrocious"

That is rubbish, that is complete nonsense," she said.

"I'm lost for words; I'm actually lost for words that someone would dare say such things that are simply and utterly not true."

The wild accusations come just days after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson was forced to defend alarming jokes about domestic violence, made by one of the party candidates on his sex shop's Facebook page.