Lyle Warren is a strong supporter of individual freedom, human rights and a fair go for all.
He respects the rights of all individuals to have the freedom of their own beliefs, and thinks no one group's beliefs should be imposed on the rest of society.
Lyle believes the separation of church and state is an important pillar for any democratic society and so is concerned by the lack of constitutional separation of this power in Australia today.
He does not believe it is the role of the government to advance any religious group, be they Catholic, Scientologist, Muslim or Buddhist. At the expense of the Australians religions are being fueled through both tax exemptions and tax revenue directly handed out to them. Under the current system, this is estimated to cost the Australian tax payer over $30 billion dollars a year.
Lyle wants Australia to work toward a system where no religious groups are advanced by the Australian tax payer, and where there would be more transparency in regards to lobbying by religious and other special interest groups.
With past experience in the field, education is an area of focus for Lyle. He opposes the funding of religious schools and the use of tax payers money to hold religious classes in state schools.
He opposes the planned increase to $222 million dollars of tax payer money used to place chaplains in state schools. Lyle will push for qualified counselors and psychologists in all schools.
He supports the introduction of ethics classes for all children.
He believes children should be able to choose their own religion and fights against having any one belief instilled upon them with tax payer money.
A passionate supporter of the arts and sciences, Lyle wants to live in a society where both of these disciplines can live up to their full potential. Currently working in online media, Lyle is concerned about the proposed internet filter which would do little to protect children, but a lot to block the free flow of information to ordinary Australians.
Lyle will work towards both science and art being uncensored and unrestrained by any special interest groups’ beliefs about how other people should live their lives.