The changing relationship between the State and religion in Australia: 1788 to modern Australia. What has changed? What is the same? And what does that tell us?

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

935 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This thesis compares changes in the legal relationship between the State and religion in Australia from the early days of colonisation through to the present day. In doing so it identifies patterns, and draws parallels between challenges in the 1800s and today. It reveals a relationship that is constantly re-negotiated as the State, religion and society change. The thesis employs three case studies: State restriction on religious practice, religion in education and state funding of religion including indirect funding via tax exemptions to religious charities. It concludes that the State-religion relationship can never be regarded as a settled matter.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Publication statusUnpublished - 2013

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The changing relationship between the State and religion in Australia: 1788 to modern Australia. What has changed? What is the same? And what does that tell us?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this