Australian Politics

Engage the future

March 29, 2011 | Peter KellPost election analysis from the CEO of Anglicare Sydney

Faith that illuminates

March 9, 2011 | Peter KellIn the lead up to the state election I have been reminded of the hardness of our media to issues that affect the most vulnerable in society.

Small steps to a generous Australia

December 14, 2010 | Peter KellAnglicare Sydney has just released a new report on the experience of African refugees finding hidden, suburban suffering.

Gillard minority govt: what does it mean?

September 7, 2010 | Jeremy HalcrowNSW independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott have given their support to provide 'confidence and supply' to a minority Labor Government.

Why the Adoption act should not be changed

September 1, 2010 | Peter KellAdoption agency Anglicare Sydney has welcomed their exemption from Clover Moore's same-sex adoption bill, it still opposes the bill in principle.

Election: call to listen to softer spoken needs

July 28, 2010 | Peter KellThe challenges faced by the most marginalised Australians are absent from the policy announcements of the major parties. If you call Jesus Lord, then you should be concerned.

Campaign Diary - The Debate

July 26, 2010 | Karin SowadaThe whole debate seemed oddly artificial, much like the first week of the campaign.

Is East Timor the solution?

July 12, 2010 | Karin SowadaWith the advent of a new Prime Minister, we have moved from the Pacific Solution to the East Timor Solution on refugees.

Outsider hit from out of the blue

June 25, 2010 | Karin SowadaKarin Sowada dissects the last few days in Australian politics.

Bar of responsibility moves lower

June 9, 2010 | Karin SowadaThe picture in Sunday's paper was very telling. Governor Marie Bashir was presiding at yet another swearing-in of NSW Government ministers

SJEC seeks to heal SRE damage

June 7, 2010 | Jeremy HalcrowEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In a major development in the debate, Simon Longstaff from the SJEC concedes that the ethics lessons should not compete head-to-head with SRE, but rather that SRE should be remain 'opt-out'.

The mob supports newcomers

May 19, 2010 | Karin SowadaYou mob out there, do you support them in these promises?' With these words, the Bishop of the Northern Territory concluded a Roper River confirmation service.

Giving to Caesar

May 4, 2010 | Karin SowadaFinally the Federal Government has formally responded to the Henry Tax Review. Surprisingly, of the 140 recommendations, few will see the light of day in the near future.

Community will lacking on liquor

April 13, 2010 | Karin SowadaIf further evidence was needed that NSW is in the grip of the liquor industry, look no further than the recent State Government decision concerning liquor restrictions at pubs and clubs.

Coagulating Australia

March 24, 2010 | Karin SowadaFederal governments hate state elections. Why? The Feds have no control over State polls, of either the process or personalities involved.