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Secularism topples Religions in the New Political Landscape

The first release of data from the 2016 Census reveals that the non-religious now outnumber every religious creed in Australia. The best estimate of the population with “no religion” is now 33%, using a proportional allocation of those “not stated”. The new landscape bodes well for enlightened social reform measures such as marriage equality,

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Martin Place Siege

Following on from the terrorist attack in Sydney in December, we have now witnessed a further fatal attack by Islamist gunmen in Paris. Apologists for Islam may again seek to obfuscate and divert blame. We certainly do not need to further provoke community disharmony; neither should we attempt to deny the truth.

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Religion and terrorism

The Secular Party is very concerned about the increased polarisation now taking place in Australia. The Islamic State has certainly raised the terrorist threat to a new level.

The government’s reaction, however, has been draconian. The enforcement agencies’ actions have been ostentatious. While some reaction is obviously needed,

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Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

On 25 March 2014 Attorney-General George Brandis QC released an exposure draft of changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. The stated motivation was to enhance protection for freedom of speech, but the changes are broadly regarded as being a response to the Andrew Bolt litigation. The Secular Party of Australia is a strong supporter of free speech,

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Griffith By-election

Griffith By-election

Secular Party election campaign youtube videos

Our candidate is asking for your PRIMARY VOTE (first preference). By voting [1] Secular Party you can maximise the effect of your vote,

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War crimes in Syria

Responding to a breach of international law by perpetrating another illegal act is not an appropriate way to deal with Syria’s use of chemical weapons, according to John Perkins, Secular Party president.

“Are the lessons of history never learnt?” asked Dr Perkins. “The Secular Party supports the use of international legal institutions.

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Secular Party avoid preference deals

The Secular Party of Australia has based its preferences entirely on secular principles, according to Secular Party president John Perkins.

“Despite the temptation to receive flow-on support from other parties, we have refused any deals for preferences at the upcoming federal election,” said Dr Perkins. “We do not compromise our major principles to negotiate deals with other parties.”

Dr Perkins explained that these principles include a change to the definition of charity and opposition to the promotion of religion in public schools.

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Funding for religion costing taxpayers.

Funding for religion in Australia is costing taxpayers over 2000 dollars each per year according to figures released today by the Secular Party of Australia.
The party has calculated that total funding for religious institutions including tax exemptions and grants for religious schools is currently worth 31 billion dollars.

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School chaplains and trivia nights

Schools should not be holding trivia nights to raise funds for school chaplains, according to Secular Party spokesperson, Greg Plier. “A public and supposedly secular school has decided that the best way to care for their students is to employ religious chaplains,” said Mr Plier. “Frankston High School has just held a trivia night to raise money.

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Move from carbon tax to ETS poor judgement

In the wake of Kevin Rudd’s announcement that an Emissions Trading Scheme will replace the existing carbon tax a year earlier than scheduled, Secular Party spokesperson, John Perkins, has stated that the shift to an ETS, either now or in the future, is not good policy.

Dr Perkins is a senior economist specialising in global warming models,

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