Commonwealth Games guidebook slammed for pushing gender-neutral language

Queensland's Opposition has slammed the Commonwealth Games guidebook after finding it included instructions to avoid gender-specific terms. 

Copies of the handbook, entitled Game Shapers, were issued to 15,000 volunteers, staff and contractors for the 2018 Games in the Gold Coast. 

Instructions encourage gender-neutral terms such as "parents" rather than "mother" or "father", and "partner" rather than "wives" or "boyfriends".

Shadow Minister for the Commonwealth Games John-Paul Landbroek reportedly told News Corp Australia the list of instructions was "political correctness gone insane" and would cause unnecessary tensions for volunteers. 


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