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Continuing resolution 8AA

INDEPENDENCE OF THE ASSEMBLY FROM RELIGIOUS FAITH

This resolution states that the Assembly shall not endorse or be affiliated with any ceremony that involves adherence or affiliation with any religious faith.

Resolution agreed by the Assembly

14 February 2013

That this Assembly:

(1)     has an obligation to represent the interests, views and values of all citizens of the Australian Capital Territory;

(2)     is an institution separate from adherence or affiliation to any religious faith;

(3)     recognises the right of Members to profess their own personal religious faith or philosophical perspective and to organise activities which reflect or honour their religious belief or philosophical perspective separate from the institution of the legislature; and

(4)     shall not in any way endorse or be affiliated with any ceremony that involves adherence or affiliation with any religious faith.

This resolution has effect from the date of its agreement by the Legislative Assembly and continues in force unless amended or repealed by this or a subsequent Assembly.

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