2 years ago

9 August, 2016

Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc

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The coming census in Australia is an important chance to make sure your interests are met in decision making and funding, and that views you don't hold are not over-represented in the coming years.

As the next Australian Census approaches (9 August 2016), the Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA) is preparing for one of its biggest and most important projects.

The AFA is campaigning to encourage individuals and families to think about the importance and impact of their answer to this leading Census question: "What is the person's religion?" - "no religion" is the first option now listed for that question.

The results of the 2011 census indicated 22.3% of respondents were of "no religion" - now a reworked census gives us a chance to stand up and be counted for what we don't believe in.

It is time the Australian community questioned whether they hold religious beliefs or not. How they answer this question in the Census will influence decisions by Australian governments. Often the transfer of taxpayer money to religious organisations is justified on the basis of the Census results, as are special concessions and exemptions including the right to discriminate against some groups.

Pass on the news of this event - and the link to the official site: http://censusnoreligion.org.au/

Consider joining as a member of the Atheist Foundation of Australia and show that you can be counted as an atheist - and an Australian too.