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4 August 2018

9:00 AM

4 August 2018

9:00 AM

The Information for prospective Australians that I had to master before I became a citizen declared ‘Australia is a secular country’. Except it’s a little more complicated than that. The very next line in the document observed that ‘Christmas and Easter are public holidays’. Add in that the parliament opens each day with a Christian prayer; that the Head of State is also the Head of the Anglican Church; that the flag is embellished with three (arguably four) Christian crosses, and it turns out that ‘secular’ Australia shows a lot more respect to one religion than to any other.

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