A school in Victoria has created controversy by banning the word gay from the classic Aussie song Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree.
Students at Cheltenham's Lepage Primary have instead been told to sing the line, Fun your life must be.
Principal Garry Martin said he taught the lyrics to grade one pupils using an old tape of the famous song.
"It uses gay and I just suggested to kids, `Nowadays that can mean different things, so let's just sing a fun old time',"
Mr Martin said some children used the word "gay" to bully others without knowing the meaning of the expression.
However, Crusader Hillis, from gay and lesbian advocacy group the Also Foundation, said the banning words because they had multiple meanings was wrong.
"I don't think that's a very good message for kids to have, particularly when they've been working really hard to bring in respect and diversity into schools," he said.
"They're drawing attention to it and being a bit stupid."
Kookaburra was penned more than 75 years ago by teacher Marion Sinclair for a Girl Guides competition