Blackleg churches? The changing relationship between religion and executive government

Marion Maddox

Abstract


Since the election of the Howard-led Coalition government in March 1996, the relationship between government and religious organisations has undergone some significant shifts. My address draws on research I conducted as the 1999 Australian Parliamentary Fellow to chart some of these shifts, and assess their implications for the future involvement of religious organisations, especially the Christian churches, in public policy.


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