Australian politics, society & culture

Religion

Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean of Melbourne Law School, looks at religious vilification laws and provisions that exempt religions from usual non-discrimination laws, to explore how democracies are both challenged and reinforced by religious diversity.
Barney Zwartz talks to Irish writer Colm Tóibín, Eureka Street editor Morag Fraser, and associate Dean of Communication & Writing at RMIT Peter Horsfield, about the Catholic Church, the new pope, and the likelihood of reform. Melbourne Writers Fest.
Anwar Ibrahim is an internationally recognised champion of democracy. The former Malaysian Vice-President has spent years championing free and fair electoral processes at great personal cost. He speaks to Waleed Aly at Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
By James Boyce
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’
By Luke Davies
On science, religion, politics and ideology
By Judith Brett
Part 1 | Part 2 This inaugural Wallenberg lecture is presented by Professor Omer Bartov, John P Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. one of...
Part 1 | Part 2This inaugural Wallenberg lecture is presented by Professor Omer Bartov, John P Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. one of the...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Francis Xavier's hand
By Michael Lucy
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’
By Luke Davies
George Pell, Anzac service, 24 April 2009. © AAP/Jenny Evans
The Anzac cult
By Don Watson