May 18, 2019
Election 2019: the final hours
As election day neared, Scott Morrison proved to be relentless on the chaotic campaign trail, despite what the polls predict for his prime ministership.
May 11, 2019
Testing Israel Folau’s faith
As Israel Folau awaits sanction from Rugby Australia over his social media posts, arguments over religious freedoms, hate speech and employers’ rights rage on the sidelines.
March 1, 2019
George Pell’s conviction
The lifelong damage George Pell caused to his victims is now well known. In the wake of the cardinal’s conviction, his work and his prominent supporters are cast in a new and horrific light.
March 16, 2019
As Chief Judge Peter Kidd steadily reads his sentencing of George Pell, the author sits among those assembled in court, watching the cardinal, and considering the nature of power in the justice system.
December 15, 2018
Ruddock religious freedom report backfires
Established ahead of last year’s marriage-equality vote to quell conservative fears, Philip Ruddock’s long-awaited report has called for religious exemptions from discrimination laws to be scrapped.
December 8, 2018
Captain’s call back
Amid a chaotic final sitting week of parliament, conservative Coalition MPs are furious at the prime minister for what they perceive as his betrayal over religious freedoms in schools.
October 27, 2018
The national apology and what comes next
After years of struggle, Chrissie Foster this week watched the prime minister apologise to victims and survivors of institutional child abuse. Now a new fight begins for redress.
September 15, 2018
The Liberals’ religious right
With the ascendancy of a Pentecostal Christian leader, the Liberal Party slides further to the religious right. But can it find salvation without the coffers of Malcolm Turnbull?
September 1, 2018
Pope Francis accused
Amid fresh claims of abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic Church – this time targeting the Pope himself – dwindling numbers of Irish faithful reflect a growing disquiet.
August 4, 2018
The politics of racism
The government’s rhetoric on race takes it into territory that is uglier and more targeted than even John Howard’s campaigns.
May 26, 2018
One billboard outside Gosford, amusing
Following the storming of his church by far-right activists, Father Rod Bower vows to continue his liberal preachings.
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