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Taxpayers' sacrifice to the churches

Title: Taxpayers' sacrifice to the churches
Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Publisher: The Age (Australia)
Author: Nick Renton
Main source: business.theage.com.au

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It is quite immoral for taxes to be extracted compulsorily from citizens to subsidise extensive concessions for religious bodies. OUR constitution makes it clear Australia is to be a secular society. In particular, section 116 provides that "The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion or for imposing any religious observation …" Yet the spirit — even if not the letter — of that section is breached by the Commonwealth Government and all state governments in many tax ... [Read the rest at business.theage.com.au]