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Is it time to start ignoring Israel Folau?

Is it time to start ignoring Israel Folau?

Crikey readers discuss the latest Folau blowup and question whether the issue is worth giving oxygen to, while elsewhere readers dissect the challenges of Josh Frydenberg.

Both left and right miss the point in Folau furore

Both left and right miss the point in Folau furore

The latest upset surrounding comments by Israel Folau has once again revealed the left's tabloidism and the right's hypocrisy.

Provocative comments go both ways, prime minister

Provocative comments go both ways, prime minister

Scott Morrison thinks politicians should stop making 'provocative comments'. Yet he doesn't seem to have any problem making them himself.

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

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.

How does the law define a religion?

How does the law define a religion?

If the government's proposed religious freedom bill passes then the question of what, exactly, constitutes a religion will once again be up for scrutiny.

Religious freedom legislation isn’t fooling anyone

Religious freedom legislation isn’t fooling anyone

Crikey readers discuss the implications of the government's proposed religious freedom bill.

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.

The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.

Keeping up with the Folaus

Keeping up with the Folaus

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'.

Religious freedom divides conservatives along a neoliberal line

Religious freedom divides conservatives along a neoliberal line

The split within conservative ranks over religious freedom reflects how neoliberalism has driven the re-assertion of traditional forms of identity — and why neoliberals would prefer a minimalist version of religious freedom.