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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.

The right is destined to lose the fight on Folau

The right is destined to lose the fight on Folau

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.

What’s the point of a religious discrimination act? 

What’s the point of a religious discrimination act? 

While our current religious discrimination laws vary from state to state, and are at times contradictory, would having a consistent religious discrimination act be a good thing?

What follows from Folau

What follows from Folau

The Israel Folau religious freedom stoush has greater ramifications than many want to admit.

Martyn Iles, the youthful face of the Christian right

Martyn Iles, the youthful face of the Christian right

Martyn Iles stepped in when GoFundMe dropped Israel Folau's campaign. Who is the new face of the Australian Christian Lobby?

Australians need to be shocked into climate action

Australians need to be shocked into climate action

Crikey readers discuss climate crisis messaging, press freedom and an Australian bill of rights.

Israel Folau’s court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Israel Folau’s court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Rugby Australia had plenty of opportunities to sack Israel Folau for his posting of religious beliefs on social media. They only did so when the posts were homophobic.

Bring on a federal ICAC

Bring on a federal ICAC

Crikey readers discuss the water buyback controversy and the Israel Folau case.

Israel Folau’s case is simple, once you look past the distractions

Israel Folau’s case is simple, once you look past the distractions

There are broader questions that don’t have clear answers, of course. But it's not so complex when you keep your eye on the ball.