|Secular Index Score|
Voted very strongly against prioritising religious freedom.
Needs to do more to promote secularism
Clearly, he is secular but really hasn’t said much on secular issues given his position as leader of The Greens.
The head of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, Stephen Elder, has lashed out at the Greens, accusing the party of being anti-Christian.
It comes after Greens leader Richard Di Natale called on the charities watchdog to revisit its decision not to withdraw the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria’s charitable status for urging Catholic school parents not to vote for his party at the federal election.
“Richard Di Natale leads a party that’s prepared to dump on a whole raft of issues on Christian and Catholic Churches,” Mr Elder said.
The Greens have called for the dropping of the Lord’s Prayer from the opening of each day’s sitting of Federal Parliament. The party’s acting leader Richard Di Natale says the use of the prayer is outmoded and does not reflect modern multi-faith Australian society.