Secular Government is one of the Science Party's twelve core principles and today we announce a suite of policies to further this objective. These policies affect areas including taxation, education, healthcare, and child protection.
Secularism here is used to mean not the absence of religion, but a separation of church and state. This means religious organisations receive no favours that are denied to secular organisations and, just as importantly, individuals who follow minority religions or no religion are protected against unjust discrimination.
The Science Party made a submission reflecting these policy positions to the recent Religious Freedom Review. Submissions to the review including ours will be made public later this month.