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Marion Maddox

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Religious schools: are they undermining egalitarian education?

Author and academic Marion Maddox argues in her latest book that the proliferation of faith-based schools, paid for often largely by the government, is undermining Australia's pioneering system of free and secular school education. Summary Australia's pioneering system of free and secular school education. In...
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Intelligence Squared debates: faith-based religious education has no place in public schools

By the late 19th century, all Australian colonies had decreed that education must be compulsory, free and secular. By the middle of the twentieth century, ‘secular’ had gone out of fashion, seeing special religious instruction in all states. Today most primary schools in Australia must...
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Back room religion

In recent years, a secretive Christian sect of non-voters has spent more than two million dollars supporting political conservatives in elections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere. Who are these people, what do they believe, and what are they trying to achieve...
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God and the New Zealand 2005 election

Overtly Christian parties might be polling modestly, but their influence is broader, writes Marion Maddox.