Tuesday, 28 April 2009
With our history of voting "No" in referendums, Australians would not be surprised to learn that the citizens of Berlin on Sunday came out against a proposal to allow school students to take religion instead of compulsory ethics classes. The "Yes" vote supported by most church groups gained 48.5% of the votes. What was a surprise was that only 29.2 percent of Berlin's 2.45 million eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot at all.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 17:20