Is the Wentworth byelection acting as a cover for yet another initiative on the Christian right's agenda?
The new hope of the Liberal Party, as they see it, is a corner of the society that forever believes Jesus wants to lower taxes and stop the boats.
Scott Morrison has a hang-up about LGBTIQ issues, and it appears to drive his obsession with religious freedom. It's an obsession his government could do without.
We still don't know exactly what is in Ruddock's review into "religious freedom", but we should be mighty worried about it.
The government's focus should be on convincing voters it is working in their interests. Instead, Scott Morrison is obsessed with placating the far right.
Morrison's public appeals to religion have made it difficult for him to get back into the likeable suburban dad demeanour. And the right commentariat aren’t helping. They still think they're fighting the '60s/'70s culture war.
So far under Scott Morrison, the Coalition's image as a no-girls-allowed, boys-rule cubby house has not improved. Could the new prime minister's religion have anything to do with this?
Crikey speaks to Father Rod Bower, Archdeacon of the Central Coast, about the changes that the Church, and the country, need to move forward.
The propensity of Australians to believe "fake news" undermines the fact that, in a democracy, the dissemination of truth is as important as freedom of expression.