I post this here, as there has been some interest in the past. The High Court has just handed down its decision on the Williams V Commenwealth of Aus case. SMH article here: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/polit...-high-court-20120620-20n2d.html#ixzz1yI2FTSV8 Judgement here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2012/23.html Schools chaplaincy program is 'constitutionally invalid': High Court June 20, 2012 - 10:38AM Read later Queensland father Ron Williams wins High Court challenge against the national school chaplaincy program. Photo: Andrew Meares The High Court has ruled that the national school chaplaincy program is constitutionally invalid, because it exceeds the Commonwealth's funding powers. The court this morning ruled on a challenge to the scheme by Queensland father Ron Williams. The Howard government introduced the scheme in 2007, offering schools up to $20,000 a year to introduce or extend chaplaincy services. Advertisement: Story continues below About 2700 schools have received funding under the program to date. The Gillard government has promised to extend the scheme to up to 1000 further schools. The judgment could have implications for a raft of other federal government initiatives, from roads funding to arts grants and even private school funding. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/polit...-high-court-20120620-20n2d.html#ixzz1yI7OjNM9 Its a shame s116 looses out again.