Australian secularist wins High Court challenge on federal funding of school chaplains program


infowarrior1 asked me what I thought of this:

The Abbott government remains committed to the national school chaplains program, despite a High Court ruling in favour of a Queensland father who challenged federal funding for the scheme.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the government was considering the High Court verdict, but continued to back the program, which was established by the Howard government and continued under the Labor Rudd/Gillard governments.

”This is a policy that was invented by the Coalition. It was supported by the Coalition. It was confirmed by the Coalition. So we very much support it and we want it to continue,” he told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.

”We’ve only just got this judgment. We’ll carefully study the judgment and we’ll make an appropriate response after we’ve made that study.”

The challenge to federal funding of the scheme was launched by Ron Williams, who says…

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