7 Feb 2018

'Church should be involved in politics, not govt' - Rod Bower

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 7 February 2018

An Anglican priest from Australia who's been kicked out of parliament and arrested while chained to the gates of the Australian prime minister's official residence is in New Zealand on a talking tour.

The Archdeacon of Australia's Central Coast, Rod Bower, is the man behind controversial church signs that have made headlines, especially one that criticised the Australian government's refugee policy, which read: "Hell exists and it's on Nauru".

Refugee policy is one of the matters on Rod Bower's agenda during his visit. He tells Guyon Espiner the church should be involved in politics but not in government.