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Election Survey - New South Wales 2015 - Q1


Q1 - Prayers in Parliament

The tradition of Christian prayers in parliament is part of our Australian heritage - reminding MPs, like all other people, that they are imperfect and need guidance. This tradition recognises that three out of five (61%) of people in Australia identified themselves as adherents of Christian faith in the 2011 Census.

Would you vote to support the current practice of opening each day of parliament with Christian prayers?

 

Party Reply                                                                                                            Score
Christian Democratic Party

Yes definitely.

10
Labor Party

Yes definitely.

Labor supports the current practice.

10

Liberal - National Party

 Yes definitely.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals have no plans to change the current arrangements, and support the current arrangement of opening each day with a prayer.

10

The Greens

 Definitely not.

We have a deep respect for the principle of freedom of religion upon which the Federation was founded, and hence we oppose the domination of government by any one religion or religious sect. The current system of prayers does not reflect the pluralism and religious diversity of Australian society, even within different groups who consider themselves to be Christian.

2

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000




 


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