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More Secular Humanist Indoctrination?
The NSW Secular humanist organisation has commissioned a poll on the seperation of church and state in Australia.

Of interest is that whilst only 19.8% believe there is a law seperating church and state in australia (there isn't), this percentage goes up to 29.6% when you look at people with university level degrees or higher.

What is it about going to Uni and learning that is causing people to become less informed about the true legal nature of the seperation of church and state? Perhaps they are being taught ideology rather than facts at uni?

You'll notice the numbers in the poll for whether a law should be introduced to recognize same sex marriage also go up for university level degrees. Doesn't seem like a coincidence.
While the High Court determined that there is no constitutional separation of church and state in Australia. It is easy to see why many people believe there is when you read Chapter Five section 116 of the constitution (attached below).

Chapter V section 116 Commonwealth not to legislate in respect of religion

The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion,
or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth.
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