Australian Politics

Four ways Christians can support our farmers

August 13, 2018 | tara singFeeling helpless? A one minute read on what you can do

Hope in death

April 25, 2018 | colin baleIn this centenary year of the Great War’s end, Colin Bale considers the difference faith makes to an Australian soldier’s epitaph.

Dying with dignity

January 16, 2017 | Megan BestAs debate continues about “helping” end a life, Megan Best considers patient rights, treatment refusal and society’s unfamiliarity with suffering.

Preserve freedoms in marriage debate

January 15, 2016 | Robin SpeedBasic freedoms should not be a casualty in the same-sex marriage debate.

The voice of the pleb-iscite

August 14, 2015 | Raj GuptaIs a plebiscite the best way to hear the voice of the people?

A different Q and A for Christopher Pyne

May 6, 2014 | Bryan CowlingThe Anglican Education Commission asks some questions about the Curriculum review initiated by the Federal Minister for Education.

On the elimination of the suffering

May 6, 2013 | Megan BestWhy is it, as soon as we see someone suffering, that we so quickly think of eliminating the sufferer?

The longest election campaign ever

April 17, 2013 | Karin SowadaWith five weeks of Parliament left before the September election, much will happen but little can be done to arrest voter malaise with Labor.

Ignoring the elephant in the room

March 4, 2013 | Karin SowadaGoverning turned into campaigning this week at Rooty Hill.

The election’s key question

February 4, 2013 | Karin Sowada"Who do people hate more - Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott?"

Mobilising the Lord’s real army

March 12, 2012 | Jim WackettUnless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll now no doubt be aware that Joseph Kony is now the subject of a viral, social media campaign for his capture.

Stumbling into the new year

January 31, 2012 | Karin SowadaScenes of the PM and Opposition Leader being bustled out of a Canberra function recently bode ill for a more civilised political year.

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast

November 29, 2011 | Karin SowadaThe year’s final parliamentary sitting week in Canberra always yields surprises - this year was up with the best.

Weathering the summer storms

November 15, 2011 | Karin SowadaFinancial shudderings of global stock markets in recent weeks are a stark reminder that the problems of the GFC are far from resolved.

Buy Buy Christmas

November 8, 2011 | Karin SowadaThere is always a sense of relief in my household when the clock ticks past 5pm on Christmas Eve. By that time, the retail frenzy of Christmas is over. That