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Free Indeed

October 9, 2018

Not too long ago, a colleague and I were called as witnesses before a Parliamentary Committee exploring Section 18C of the Federal Racial Discrimination Act. We were asked to describe our experience of being at the pointy end of an anti-discrimination complaint, and what we thought about such “hate laws”. Read More...

Don’t follow the UK!

September 17, 2018

There are few better places in the world for a Scotsman to spend a three-month Sabbatical than Sydney. As a general observation, Australia is in a much healthier position than the UK. You are not as far down the progressive/regressive rabbit hole into which we are fast disappearing. But there are warning signs. Read More...

The good fight

July 18, 2018

Australia has seen itself as a country of equality, fairness and justice for everyone. People of many religions and none have coexisted, in one way or another, in this free country for over a century. Read More...

Our disabled Christ

May 29, 2018

Modern secular Western culture is especially governed by expectations of ease and comfort. Under the most dominant healthcare approach, disability is seen as abnormal. People with disabilities are expected to get a label, receive treatment and become “normal”. The problem with this model is that “normality” is not always attainable or wanted. Read More...

Why defend marriage?

September 30, 2016

We are going to have to stand up, so let’s do it now -Katy Faust talks to AP- Katy Faust is a Christian who lives in Seattle, USA, and is the married mother of four children. She visited Australia in August 2015 where she spoke to federal parliamentarians and found herself at the centre of a Read More...

Don’t Give Up

June 7, 2016

-Secularists have not yet won Australia- Peter Barnes talks to David Cook David Cook, the former principal of SMBC, is Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. He is married to Maxine, and has published short studies on Acts and Romans. David, your term as Moderator General will Read More...

Tested by Fire

April 19, 2016

-Jesse Walz- My church burned to the ground on Friday. When I say ‘church’, I mean the building. And when I say ‘burned to the ground’, I mean complete Read More...

Freedom on TRIAL

March 8, 2016

A view held by the majority until recently may be illegal in Tasmania. -Campbell Markham- First published in AP Magazine Autumn 2016 Edition.  Momentous events are underway in Hobart, “the activist capital of Australia” Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks has decided that Read More...

Battling for life

February 29, 2016

Some discussions universities try to shut down. Not this time. -Rebecca Elias- The University of Sydney Union sponsors more than 200 clubs and societies, most of whom hold a stall during Orientation week. I arrived there for the first time in 2010 as a young and naïve first-year student, and I was Read More...