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Politicians need to be held to the highest principles – Sydney Morning Herald

Easter is a time to reflect on culture, power, character and conscience and the role we all play in holding our leaders accountable to the pledge they make when…

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Advice from the federal Attorney-Generals department to members in the Federal Parliament makes the point clearly that, Christian or not, these ceremonies are intended to animate the deepest sense of responsibility in the person making this solemn commitment: The essential requirement is that every member taking an oath should take it in a manner which affects his or her conscience regardless of whether a holy book is used or not.
Many factors affect public confidence in politicians, and they are…

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