Considering Australia is becoming a more secular society, according at least to the last few census results;
The religious makeup of Australia has changed gradually over the past 50 years. In 1966, Christianity (88 per cent) was the main religion. By 1991, this figure had fallen to 74 per cent
The results of the latest national Census today reveal we’re a religiously diverse nation, with Christianity remaining the most common religion (52 per cent of the population).
The growing percentage of Australia’s population reporting no religion has been a trend for decades, and is accelerating. Those reporting no religion increased noticeably from 19 per cent in 2006 to 30 per cent in 2016. The largest change was between 2011 (22 per cent) and 2016, when an additional 2.2 million people reported having no religion
Why does the parliament still say The Lord’s Prayer before each sitting of parliament? I believe we should advocate the removal of this (MP’s can still say whatever prayer to themselves before hand silently to whatever religion/God they follow), but not impose any such prayers on those who don’t follow any/another religion. I don’t believe one type of religion or prayer should be front and centre over any others.
There could also possibly be a change to section 116 of the constitution to reflect this.