Category Archives: Politics

Submission to Religious Freedom Bills Second Exposure Drafts

The Bills are a zero sum game where every Australian loses dignity, respect and basic rights. Perpetrators lose integrity and respect. Victims are demeaned and harmed. Respect for religion will diminish. Bystanders and legislators are complicit. There is a paucity of empathy and humanity and a sense of malice, behind the Bills.

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They Knew And Did Nothing

It’s only fitting that the nation’s capital should be drenched in thick smoke while the country burns. Canberra; home to the Parliament of Australia, the city where politicians stamp their mark and…

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Towards A New Australia

It is time to build a New Australia.. Not a cheap plastic copy of America. Not a copy of the moth-eaten nursery toy that is Britain. But something that has never been tried before – a truly Australian Australia, fit for purpose, fit for the continent, fit for the climate, and fit for the future.

Time For Real Equality

We need to stop kowtowing to these overmighty prelates and demand that they be put on an equal footing with us and everyone else.

Burns, Israel, and Erasure

Just at the point when we have hardly ever been more visible in society and the culture, an equal and opposite push to erase us – to push us back…

The Ten Percenters

A nice little money-saver for ‘religious’ employers. Tax exempt “Religious” businesses – not just churches, mosques, synagogues themselves, but the businesses they own and run, such as hospitals, schools, care…

We’re Cash Cows For The Pharma

Living with HIV: the conflict of interest between AIDS organisations and the pharmaceutical industry – by James May On another World AIDS Day, I wish I could believe a cure…

A New Australia for a Hotter World

Want to reverse climate change? Here’s a handy primer. Things to do now: within ten years or less Stop flying Flying has a huge impact on the climate, so do…

Rationalist Society of Australia

Submission: Proposed Religious Freedom Legislation

This is the text of my submission to the Attorney General’s department regarding the proposed “religious freedom” legislation. Submissions close 5pm October 2nd, so if you haven’t made your submission…

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