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Chairman Beattie has urged all Queenslanders to get behind a combined Church campaign of prayer for rain, as an adjunct to water-saving efforts by constituents in this time of drought.

Now, your Bannerman is not a religious type and makes no pretence at being so. In addition, arguments regarding the confluence of issues of church and state risk being dragged into the drought fray, if Parliamentarians insist on constituents adopting personal values which they don’t normally support.

Personally, if Phillip Aspinall wants to exhort his chosen deity into dropping the proverbial biblical flood onto the parched outback, that’s his business. It’s not that of our elected representatives.