The right to religious freedom is not the only fundamental human right. It cannot therefore be absolute, but exists alongside other rights. How different rights and freedom coexist is one of the big questions facing our nation today.
Another round of 'culture wars' could be about to begin — with religious freedom the new flashpoint.
This paper forms part of a research project that examines cybercrime laws in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Its aim is to assess whether these laws are fit for purpose, and to gauge their impact on the economy, security and civil...
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
This report, submitted to the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel, aims to explain the fundamental principles underlying the concept of religious liberty, and to explain how the current methods and other proposals to protect this liberty are deficient or fail to achieve their goals.
When Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in 2015, conservatives were concerned it would impact on religious freedom.
Trigger warnings, cultural appropriation and safe spaces. Who decided to bestow guardian status to Australian universities? This publication looks at how we got here, where we are headed and what the alternative is to this new status quo.
Freedom of speech is fundamental to a free society. Political communication is obviously an important mode of speech and accordingly, the laws and regulations that seek to restrict it are inherently concerning.
This audit recommends that Australia’s universities abolish speech codes that limit free speech; introduce policies that protect intellectual freedom, as mandated by legislation; and commit to the University of Chicago’s sector-leading statement on free expression.
This Interim Report focuses on the legal framework in Australia and its effectiveness in protecting religious freedom, drawing on the evidence received in the public hearings and in relevant submissions. The SubCommittee takes the view that it would be most appropriate to review and report...
New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.
Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'
Julie Bishop has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.
Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...
Unions and civil liberties groups have described the federal government's new social media policy for public servants as reprehensible and absurd.
This report argues that Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest.
The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has become a symbolic battleground between liberal internationalism and a rising tide of populist nationalism.
Its future is under threat after the Hungarian government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced new higher education laws, which the...
A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words...