Julia Gillard, current Australian Prime Minister, is an atheist, and under a bit of attack from archbishops (I understand she has not been sleeping well at nights because of the attacks, and was recently seen quaking in her boots when she saw two crosses like this "++"). But this does not mean she is not a praying person. Speaking about her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, and his dramatic rush to hospital for gall bladder treatment, Julia Gillard said,
"we’re all hoping, wishing, praying for a speedy recovery."
Being a Kiwi I recognise that Australia is a different country. Not only are their animals different to ours, so are their atheists.