education July 21, 2018
Patrick Parkinson’s long association with Christian lobby groups and the campaign against marriage equality has been questioned after his appointment as dean of the University of Queensland law school.
education June 30, 2018
The Ramsay Centre fiasco highlights the dangers of universities ceding academic independence in return for private money, in the manner of billionaire philanthropy in the United States.
design July 23, 2016
Visual arts education is under siege as plans to merge Sydney colleges spark accusations economic rationalism is triumphing over creative endeavour.
religion July 2, 2016
The Australian Christian Lobby has a high profile as a religious organisation seeking to influence government policy, but are its claims of intolerance and censorship a sign it realises it is out of step with a secular society?
education October 24, 2015
As incoming vice-chancellor of the Australian National University, Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt has a clear vision of how to take Australian achievements into the stratosphere.
religion September 12, 2015
For students of the elite Geelong Grammar School, sexual abuse survived within a subculture of hazing born in the ‘Great Public Schools’ of England.
education May 16, 2015
Covert negotiations, whispered announcements and an awkward about-face reveal a political agenda behind reaching consensus.