Belief in the State's moral infallibility is stronger now than it was for the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.
Remember - if the government does it, it can't be wrong!
Australians put more faith in the State than they put in their own parents. The State is the Mother, The Father and the Holy Ghost in Australia. Despite two centuries of evidence to the contrary, they always believe the solutions to their problems are just one more piece of legislation away. No matter how many times they fail to fix anything as they assured the population they would they do not lose their divine authority. Similar to the dictators of North Korea except with even more superpowers like impregnating virgins with smiles.