Neglected Australian essays calling for separation of Church and State include:

  1. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John Pty. Ltd. Advertising Agents — John Singleton, These Thoughts are Genuine (Kensington, NSW: Blake & Batcheler, 1971), pp. 29-32, which is an address by John Singleton during a debate, “Advertising is Immoral,” held during the 1969 Seminar of the A.A.N.A.’s Victorian Branch on October 30. Also republished in: Advertising & Newspaper News, November 14, 1969, p. 4; and Rip Van Australia (Stanmore, NSW: Cassell Australia, 1977), pp. 6-9, as “Advertising”.
  2. A Modest Member of Parliament [Bert Kelly], “Is the Budget a cargo cult?,” The Australian Financial Review, August 13, 1971, p. 3. Excerpt: “Everyone is expectantly looking to Canberra …”
  3. A Modest Member of Parliament [Bert Kelly], “What the MP could say to the Bishop,” The Australian Financial Review, May 12, 1972, p. 3. Reprinted in Economics Made Easy (Adelaide: Brolga Books, 1982), pp. 158-60, as “Trouble with Bishops.”
  4. Any unintended consequences of Christian Social Justice? — Rev Dr John Williams, “Christians, the free society, and the free market: A Christian Libertarian argues for capitalism, and against the welfare state,” Church & Nation, February 10, 1982, pp. 7-10.
  5. Hyde, McGuinness and Sturgess on Chaining/Changing Australia — John Hyde, “Exploiting the churches as stalking horses for socialism,” The Australian Financial Review, June 8, 1984, p. 15; P. P. McGuinness, “Wages and the young unemployed,” The Australian Financial Review, September 3, 1984, pp. 2-3; Gary Sturgess, “Chaining or Changing Australia?,” Quadrant, January-February 1985, pp. 135-38; Editorial, “Social Justice Reports … better ways of achieving Church goals,” IPA Review, Spring 1984, pp. 117-18; and Rev Dr John Williams, “The ‘Rocky Road’ … stumbling blocks not stepping stones,” IPA Review, Spring 1984, pp. 122-27.
  6. Bert Kelly, “Hitting out with a halo,” The Bulletin, July 24, 1984, p. 150. Defends a Hugh Morgan speech. Excerpt: “Many of you will be pleased to learn that our orebodies definitely have a place in orthodox Christian doctrine. Just as Christian ceremonies such as blessing the fishing fleet or blessing the plough are well established both in Christian tradition and orthodox theology, so our orebodies — and the equipment we use to mine them — are part of the divine order.”
  7. John Ralph, “Profits and Christianity,” speech presented to the Senior Business Executives group of the Inter-Church Trade & Industry Mission (Victoria), Melbourne, July 25, 1984.
  8. Paddy McGuinness on Catholics and wealth distribution — Padraic P. McGuinness, “Divine light glows dimly,” The Australian, January 31, 1991, p. 13. Excerpt: “[M]uch of the content of the document is a load of codswallop. It is a hotch-potch of all the stuff about income redistribution, wealth redistribution, the ‘preferential option for the poor’ (a frequently repeated piece of jargon), Latin American liberation theology, anti-imperialism, women’s rights, and so on that grew out of the 1960s and 70s. It is what one might sum up as ABC social theory, all prejudice and feeling and precious little analysis or factual support. It is the economics of the warm inner glow.”
  9. New Paddy McGuinness slogan for ageing feminists and their ideological children — Padraic P. McGuinness, “A serious politician takes up cudgels against selective moralisers,” The Sydney Morning Herald, March 23, 2004, p. 11.
  10. Justin Jefferson, “The God-State,” Economics.org.au, February 12, 2011.
  11. Neville Kennard, “The tribal chief and the witch doctor,” Economics.org.au, March 3, 2011.