No, the Victorian Council are NOT banning books

Thomas and Barbie are here to stay

Victorian councils are assuring Australians reports they plan to remove children's books from libraries, including Thomas the Tank Engine, are false. 

Melbourne City Council have been forced to defend themselves after multiple reports the ban was due to new gender guidelines. 

The council did commission the Australian National University to look into the development of gender roles, but from that came a number of recommended diverse activities for educators to implement.