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Jun 19, 2014

Crikey says: with God on their side

Gallery gossip from the Mid-Winter Ball. National security oversight scrapped. High Court knocks out chaplains. Ten news gutted. Bob Ellis breaks into song at Carr’s book reading. SBS World Cup mic fail. SBY’s charm offensive in the Pacific. NSW Labor in email stuff-up. And matching exclusives for the SMH and Oz?

“Providing at a school the services of a chaplain or welfare worker … is not a provision of ‘benefits to students’ within the meaning of s 51(xxiiiA) of the Constitution.”

With those words, the High Court has this morning knocked out the federal government’s controversial $244 million program which puts religious chaplains in Australia’s schools.

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7 thoughts on “Crikey says: with God on their side

  1. David Russell

    Hear, hear! They’ll probably need that $240 M to pay for the Royal Commission into Abuse anyway. Bloody churches.

  2. Bill Hilliger

    Yes, cut science and school funding and ensure that the hocus pokus industry continues to be well funded. Meanwhile to all parents out there, beware and keep an eye on the children.

  3. Ramble

    Religion is a drug that should not be pushed onto kids under 18 or onto mentally handicapped people over 18.

  4. AR

    Asked his reaction to the news, the ‘responsible’ Minister, Kevin “Andrews” Android sneered and said that a way would be found to continue funding. Damn the High Court.

  5. Philip Hunt

    Regardless of whether the Chaplaincy program is worth the money, your slogan to “keep God out of State schools” gives comfort to Attorney General Brandis’ Bigotry program. Let’s make the argument without resorting to prejudice.

  6. Electric Lardyland

    Praise the Lord!

  7. David Hand

    Let’s hope this easy money for evangelising school children is finally stopped.

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