Law & Politics

Sex, gender and identity: It’s complicated

In this era of a greater focus on individual human rights, many minorities and oppressed or ignored sections of society …

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As parliament returns for 2022, the Religious Discrimination Bill is still an unholy mess

The Religious Discrimination Bill is due to be debated in parliament this week. This has been a long time coming …

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Australia’s future: The new republic model is a good move forward

As Buckingham Palace recently announced plans for an elaborate year of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a world …

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Grace Tame: With the path forged, it’s time to commit to meaningful change

Grace Tame is an artist, an activist, a yoga teacher and a runner. She’s also a sexual assault survivor who …

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It’s time for Shoalhaven Council to practise respect, inclusion and fairness for all

As a Buddhist monk and a community leader, I have a particular interest in matters of religious discrimination and a …

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Cracks in the defence of democracy 

When talking about ‘democracy’, ‘capitalism’ and ‘market economies’, many people confuse the terminology and the benefits that flow from these …

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Biden’s bid to strengthen global democracy

On 9-10 December, the Biden administration held its first Summit for Democracy, a novel initiative seeking to bring government, civil …

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The broken message spread through a Christian schools network

In a podcast interview earlier this year, Reverend Geoff Lin admitted that his Living Hope SA group (with ‘SA’ referring …

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Matter of principle: How ‘crossing the floor’ has changed

The final days of parliament for 2021 have been marked by a spate of floor crossings. This includes Tasmanian Liberal Bridget …

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A tribute to the ‘indefatigable’ Rodney Syme

This is an edited version of the tribute to Rodney Syme delivered during the RSA Webinar on 24 November 2021. …

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New Religious Discrimination Bill will cause damage to Australian society that will be difficult to heal

Australia is not a particularly religious country. Australians have a reputation for being largely ambivalent about the place of religion …

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Third time lucky for the Religious Discrimination Bill?

The Morrison government has finally provided details of the third draft of its Religious Discrimination Bill. This prompted heated discussion …

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