An open letter to Pauline Hanson on the wearing of the burka.
A public issue like gay marriage evokes a storm of protests from many groups all proclaiming themselves to represent the Christian view.
Our political stability actually comes from ignoring what our Constitution says.
The right to equality is a broad right that protects a range of different grounds including the grounds of religion and political opinion.
'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.'
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.
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.
Higher cognitive functioning is disrupted. There is no time to ponder ambivalence or consider a range of possibilities.
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'.
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.
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.