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An open letter to Pauline Hanson on the wearing of the burka.
by Najla Turk - 24/08/2017 - 9 comments
A public issue like gay marriage evokes a storm of protests from many groups all proclaiming themselves to represent the Christian view.
by Peter Sellick - 24/08/2017 - 5 comments
Our political stability actually comes from ignoring what our Constitution says.
by Philip Howell - 22/08/2017 - 4 comments
The right to equality is a broad right that protects a range of different grounds including the grounds of religion and political opinion.
by Greg Walsh - 21/08/2017 - 18 comments
'We are satisfied that confession is a forum where Catholic children have disclosed their sexual abuse and where clergy have disclosed their abusive behaviour in order to deal with their own guilt.'
by Binoy Kampmark - 18/08/2017 - 26 comments
Our own history calls the necessity of this plebiscite into question, and shows that a postal vote regarding marriage equality signals a new era in Australian plebiscites.
There would be no glorious immolation, no sacrifice to the sacred text of constitutional law.
by Binoy Kampmark - 16/08/2017 - 6 comments
A 2013 ruling, upheld on appeal to the Victorian Court of Appeal, that the sharing of faith by students who had attended religious instructions classes did not amount to a “detriment” to those with whom they shared.
by Mark Fowler - 10/08/2017 - 15 comments
Higher cognitive functioning is disrupted. There is no time to ponder ambivalence or consider a range of possibilities.
by Lyn Bender - 8/08/2017 - 16 comments
In one document, the Department banned discussing Nelson Mandela's belief in forgiveness because using the words 'blacks' and 'whites' might 'draw unwanted attention to students within the class'.
by Bill O'Chee - 3/08/2017 - 81 comments
Mr Shorten would surely know that, with the costs of living and housing affordability on the rise and with stagnant wage growth, the last thing on the minds of working Australians at present is whether Australia should become a republic.
by John de Meyrick - 2/08/2017 - 15 comments
Ironically, HT has done Australians an unintended favour by challenging them to investigate and debate the merits of HT's theocratic detestation of secular Western liberal democracy.
by Laurence Maher - 2/08/2017 - 3 comments


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