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Election Survey - Victoria 2010 - Q1

Q1 - Prayers in parliament

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


Party Reply  Score
 Australian Labor Party

There are no current plans to change the tradition of prayers before Parliament.
Liberal-National Party

The Liberal Nationals Coalition does not propose to change the current practice of reading the Lord’s Prayer at the commencement of each day of Parliamentary sitting. 

Democratic Labor Party

Clause 14 of the DLP Objectives states, "To establish, under Almighty God, the political, legal, social and economic foundations for a just, free and democratic society and for a self reliant and secure Australia.”

Christian Democratic Party

Yes, definitely.

Family First Party

Yes, definitely.

The Greens

The Victorian Greens support an inclusive participatory approach for people of all faiths and non-faith in the Victorian Parliament. We would like to see Parliament opened daily by alternating members offering a prayer, meditation or poem reflecting the individual beliefs of each member and therefore reflecting the entire Victorian community.

Australian Sex Party

The Australian Sex Party believes that religion should have no place in the day to day running of parliament. We believe that we are a multicultural people and to assert one religion over all others is to marginalise/neglect other faiths, treating them unfairly and is out of step with contemporary cultural protocols.  If MPs require guidance, the Australian Sex Party believes they should look towards evidence, rationality and expertise present in the community, not deities.


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


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