Testing the relationship between church and state

By John Warhurst
Updated July 2 2021 - 2:19am, first published August 22 2019 - 12:00am

This week has been a big one for religion and politics in Australia with the dramatic announcement of the result of Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction on child sexual abuse charge and continued debate about abortion, euthanasia and the shape of freedom of religion legislation. But these are just some aspects of religion and politics 2019-style in which church and state relate at both the federal and state level.

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