I learned four important — but somewhat dispiriting — things while taking part in the ABC Radio National’s God Forbid discussion of religious freedom last week. (I was joined by two fine academic lawyers – an atheist from Melbourne and an Anglican from West Australia.)
My conclusion is that this issue isn’t going away anytime soon. And given the poor quality of the debate on the release of the Ruddock Report in parliament late last year, and now with so little time before the federal election I am pessimistic about much being achieved for quite a while, if ever.
21 April 2019 | CANBERRA TIMES
It will be deeply ironic if rugby union star Israel Folau is fired for condemning a bunch of various categories of ‘sinners’ to hell unless they repent. After…
20 April 2019 | SMH
“Racist” is a powerful accusation to make against anyone, but since the Christchurch terrorist attack it has been frequently applied to Australia’s political mainstream. Hardly a day goes…
19 April 2019
Easter is the perfect time for protest and dissent. Yes, it’s when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus — but the Galilean teacher was crucified because he had…