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.
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.
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.
south and central asia
April 7, 2018
The plight of Rohingya women
As the minority Rohingya people flee persecution in Myanmar, none face greater hardship and suffering than Rohingya women.
September 23, 2017
Syrian marching band helps refugees
A marching band in Melbourne comprising young refugees from Syria is helping its members adjust to their new home, while providing a connection with their community.
How the ‘No’ case is abusing the ABC
As the debate on same-sex marriage continues, the ‘No’ case is exploiting the ABC’s charter and complaints process to gain prominence for ugly views.
September 2, 2017
Welcome to the ‘No’ case
Led by established and co-ordinated conservative voices, the ‘No’ case breaks down into three key arguments, under which sits the backbeat of homophobia.
August 26, 2017
How the religious right stall climate action
While most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics.
August 5, 2017
The assisted dying campaign in Victoria
As the Victorian government makes the case for assisted dying legislation, a strategic campaign from social conservatives and religious groups hopes to torpedo the proposed amendments.
July 29, 2017
In court with Cardinal George Pell
As Cardinal George Pell faces the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on historic sexual abuse charges, he confronts a system unmoved by his status.
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