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Main Title: Contempt of court : unofficial voices from the DOGS Australian High Court case 1981 / Jean Ely. Book Cover
Author: Ely, M. J.
Imprint: Dreamweaver, [2010].
Collation: xiv, 285 p., [22] p. of plates : ill., portraits, facsims., notes, bib., index, pbk ; 23 cm.
Summary: The story the author has been asked to tell has been consistently written out of the mainstream media. It should be told to put the record straight. Some plaintiffs have died. Those remaining want to leave a signpost for the next generation who pass that way. The participants still have documentation, memories and stories.
Subject: Councils for Defence of Government Schools (Australia)
Religion and religious buildings
Australian constitution
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780987046000 (pbk.)
The following history tells the story of one of the epics of English speaking Legal History, the struggle (1956 - 1980) to have the question of the constitutional validity of the Commonwealth of Australia’s aid to church schools heard before the Australian Full High Court. Australia’s State Aid to Church school experience offers a lesson - a cautionary tale for the world, both present and future, that church-state entanglement tends to undermine the integrity of the three arms of government: judicial, executive, and legislative; and tends to degrade religion. (DOGS)
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