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Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Supports Appeal from Doctor’s Suspension for Statements of ‘Violence’

The ACL demands that Christians can throw the integrity of their profession into doubt, be it medicine or sport, by ignoring the effects of this vitriol on both other members of their profession and the public.place this content with your own.

Separation of Church and State Necessary to Counter Religious Extremisim

The United Nations' Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune has recommended that states provide for the separation of religion and state to help counter religious extremism. Her report on  protecting cultural rights, for the UN Human Rights Council, warned of "rising tides of fundamentalism and extremism" that "represent major threats to human rights worldwide".

Church & State in Former Bristish Colonies of NZ, Australia, Canada & Fiji

Although no longer colonies of the British Government, these countries are still part of the British government, with the British monarch (supreme governor of the Church of England) as head of state, and with constitutional arrangements defined by their colonial status. Thus, the very idea of separation is defined out of existence.

Rich enough? Do church schools really need government money?

Religious organisations are classified as 'charities' in Australia, whether they engage in charitable works or not. This means they are automatically tax-exempt, in both their religious and commercial activities. Is it possible that the revenue of the tax-exempt churches that stand behind religiously based schools, together with the revenue of these tax-exempt schools, is more than enough to fund them?

Media Release: States Should Follow ACT’s Lead and Ban Religious Chaplains in Public Schools

PRESS RELEASE: NSW Rationalist Association refutes claims that chaplains do not foster their religious beliefs.