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The religious freedom debate isn't a debate at all

The religious freedom debate isn't a debate at all

The religious right are in full cry, but where are the opposing voices? The age-old taboo of not questioning religion has been reasserted.

Please, sir, I want more funding for public schools

Please, sir, I want more funding for public schools

The public school classroom has become a site of perpetual material malfunction and deprivation. Meanwhile, private schools are putting on productions of Oliver Twist in $47 million theatres.

The education divide proved decisive in Morrison's election win

The education divide proved decisive in Morrison's election win

Scott Morrison’s appeal to those with a lower level of education more than compensated for his lack of appeal to highly educated Australians.

How a judge's report reignited the endless campus culture wars over 'free speech'

How a judge's report reignited the endless campus culture wars over 'free speech'

In April, the former chief justice found there was no evidence of a “freedom of speech crisis” at Australian universities. And while that should have been the end of it, the debate continues.

Staff and students unite against the Ramsay Centre

Staff and students unite against the Ramsay Centre

The Ramsay Centre suffers a critical legitimacy crisis as university student groups, including academic staff, around Australia campaign against it.

French report finds no campus free speech crisis, leaves conservatives dissatisfied

French report finds no campus free speech crisis, leaves conservatives dissatisfied

Chief Justice Robert French's review into Australian universities found no evidence of a free speech crisis on campuses. That didn't stop conservatives from reporting that it had.

The last lesson from my old teacher, George Pell

The last lesson from my old teacher, George Pell

One of George Pell's former pupils reflects on the gut feelings he once brushed aside.

How the campus free speech 'crisis' landed in Australia

How the campus free speech 'crisis' landed in Australia

Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.

The Ramsay Centre's curriculum erases Jewish works

The Ramsay Centre's curriculum erases Jewish works

There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Ramsay Centre's curriculum. Chief among them: why does it expunge Jewish heritage in the formation of Western culture?

How business commentators are failing Australian universities

How business commentators are failing Australian universities

Mark Bouris recently had some strong words on graduate employment rates. But strong words are better when they're backed by evidence.