Despite some fallout for the Catholic Church following the royal commission into child abuse, systems are still in place to protect the reputation of the institution rather than the safety of children.
Religious institutions already have enough freedom — what they want is a bill to help rebuild their dwindling congregation.
Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.
Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't written in scripture. Is he correct?
A letter obtained by INQ has shed light on the secretive methods the Jehovah's Witnesses are undertaking to erase the impact of child sexual abuse within the sect.
The religious freedom bill draws the state further into the surveillance and shaping of everyday life, which ordinarily would terrify small-government conservatives. Not so this time, apparently.
The father of one of George Pell's victims might feel justice is finally being done, but he still feels anger toward Pell and the Church.
What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.
The question of which states do and do not require ministers to report child abuse is a complicated one — and it goes all the way to the Vatican.