The Australian Christian Lobby welcomed the High Court decision that the Chaplaincy Programme is constitutional.

Commenting on the Court’s finding that the mechanism by which it is funded is invalid, ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said, “we welcome the Attorney-General’s statement that they have made contingencies for this decision.

“We look forward to the Government determining an alternate funding model that ensures no interruption to this very successful programme.”

The Australian Christian Lobby noted that the Government had promised to fund chaplaincy and had in fact increased its funding during its term in office.