A primary school's attempts to re-brand Mother's and Father's Day as parents' and carers' day has been labelled unnecessary by the Diversity Council Australia.
It was reported that the Yeo Park Infants School in Ashfield, Sydney, held a Parents' and Carers' Breakfast on August 31, just two days before Father's Day.
Diversity Council Australia chief executive Lisa Annese spoke with The Daily Telegraph and said the move was a step too far.
It was reported that the Yeo Park Infants School in Ashfield (pictured), Sydney, held a Parents and Carers Breakfast on August 31, just two days before Father's Day
'I do think that we need to recognise and celebrate the role of fathers and I would say particularly to the school that has renamed it completely - what's the harm of mentioning fathers,' she said.
'What you'll find is for most same-sex couple families or families with a non-traditional dynamic there is usually a father figure or some kind of father influence.'
Executive officer of the NSW Parents’ Council Steven Greaves also spoke out against the move calling it 'political correctness gone mad'.
While national president of the Lone Fathers Association of Australia Barry Williams went one step further and wanted action