Top 5 news review

Having a bet both ways

March 19, 2009 | Russell PowellUndoubtedly the biggest media flurry this week was the 'betting on Good Friday' story. For many this was a bridge too far, writes Russell Powell.

No let-up in being let down

March 12, 2009 | Russell PowellIn Russell Powell's top 5 this week are stories from opposite ends of the globe with the same theme: Christians feeling let down by leaders who declared support for Christian values.

No thanks God, we’re Sydneysiders

March 5, 2009 | Russell PowellMy choice for the top news story this week indicates Sydneysiders may have much in common with Europe's 'least religious' people group, writes Russell Powell in his news roundup.

It’s Opposites Week

February 26, 2009 | Russell PowellWhen my kids used to argue and the name-calling started, someone would yell out – it's opposites day! Hardly a classic comeback, but a good way to describe this week.

PR tips for Sunday & more

February 19, 2009 | Jeremy HalcrowGiven that media focus this Sunday will especially turn on churches because the PM had announced a Day of Mourning, I thought I'd throw in some PR tips as I run through the more relevant news stories of the week.

A very harrowing week

February 13, 2009 | Natasha PercyThe record casualties carried in headlines this week are not the kind of history we like to make, writes Natasha Percy.

Are we really that secular?

February 5, 2009 | Russell Powell"Are we aware of how secular our country has become?" Russell Powell asks as he delivers his take on this week's news.