Law & Politics

Next steps in campaign to remove prayers from local government

This article is based on a speech given at the Secularism Australia Conference on 2 December 2023 in Sydney. In ...
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Between theocracy and democracy

This article is part of our ‘A secular Australian future’ feature series to mark the first Secularism Australia Conference, being held on Saturday ...
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The hope for secularism

This article is part of our ‘A secular Australian future’ feature series to mark the first Secularism Australia Conference, being held on ...
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Are we exaggerating the extent of antisemitism?

As a secular Jew whose parents were forever grateful for the refuge they found in Australia from Nazi Germany in ...
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Say your prayers

This article is part of our ‘A secular Australian future’ feature series to mark the first Secularism Australia Conference, being held ...
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Thinking clearly about the Gaza problem

Truth, an old saying has it, is the first casualty in war. Why would that be? Because the universal tendency ...
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Voice conspiracies follow the ‘fake news’ playbook

Australians preparing to vote in the Indigenous Voice referendum are facing a barrage of conspiracy theories: baseless allegations that the Voice involves reparations, ...
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Better ways to close the health gap than the Voice

As a medical student at the time that I voted ‘Yes’ in the 1967 referendum, it was a ‘no-brainer’ to ...
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The moral case for the Indigenous Voice

The question of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Australia is fundamentally an ethical matter, though opponents often frame it ...
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The Echidna Strategy’s prickly reality for liberal values

At the ALP national conference earlier this month, Pat Conroy, Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and ...
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The new threat to freedom of expression

The federal government is moving to ban what it calls ‘disinformation’ and ‘misinformation’ in an initiative similar to legislative moves ...
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What do climate denialists do when the facts change?

John Maynard Keynes is widely believed to have said: “Well, when the facts change I change my mind. What do ...
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