A parent at Red Beach Primary School has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the religious instruction program called 'Values in Action' run by the school. McClintock says that when he picked the school he did so over other schools in the area with religious programs. Despite the school not making it clear that the 'Values in Action' program was religious in nature McClintock was suspicious of the program and attended it himself. It was after seeing the class that he opted his daughter out. After sending written instruction opting out his daughter was still included in religious instruction.
His son is now approaching school age, and while the school has made a minor change to the forms used to seek permission for children to attend religious instruction they have not addressed the discrimination experienced by children who opt out. Children who do not take part were treated in a similar way to detention. Young children feel that they are being punished and have little understanding of why they are being excluded.