Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.
The Folau family are causing further headaches for the right and the religious freedom debate — with the latest installment involving Israel's cousin Josiah calling the Catholic church a 'synagogue of Satan'.
In the wake of Israel Folau's sacking, sections of the conservative right are pushing for greater religious freedoms. But in doing so they risk blowing up the rights they already have.
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.
A recent conversation between Michelle Obama and Roxane Gay illustrates that the idea we can "stay out" of politics is a false one, writes our Yale correspondent, freelance writer Emma Shortis.
Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of speech. Michael Bradley explores how Abbott's invocation of freedom relies on trampling over the freedoms of others.
Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.