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Australia: When crazies collide

July 19, 2012

THE Catholic education system has weighed into the Melbourne byelection, warning parents not to vote for the Greens.

Catholic Education has written to hundreds of parents across the electorate ahead of Saturday’s byelection, warning that the Greens are planning to slash funding for Catholic education and restrict local decision-making in Catholic schools.

The letter, sent by Catholic Education chief executive Stephen Elder, appears to endorse the Labor candidate, Jennifer Kanis, saying ”only the ALP has committed to fair funding” for Catholic schools.

‘Fair funding’ of course, is Catholic code for ‘generous taxpayer subsidies for parents who opt out of the free State education system’. But gosh, don’t old religions get angry when new ones come along?



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