You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Teach pupils, don't preach politics: PM

AAP logoAAP 7/12/2016

Teachers planning to wear T-shirts attacking Australia's asylum seeker policies should be focusing on their pupils, not their political beliefs, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

Teachers in Victoria and NSW are planning to wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Close the camps - bring them here" in classrooms on Monday, according to the Teachers for Refugees Facebook page.

"There is a lot of work to be done in our schools and it doesn't include political campaigning," Mr Turnbull told 3AW on Thursday.

A Victorian education department spokesman said in a statement that government school teachers could support causes in their own time but shouldn't use their professional position to make political statements.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon