Despite being unlawful in most states and territories, abortions are common and a fact of life for many women, writes Jane Caro.
Freedom to lampoon religion and religious figures is still a criminal offence in most states and territories. Should it be? At a debate in Sydney last night, the strong feeling was no.
Religion may bring eternal happiness -- but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.
Meet the average Australian. She's 37, has a religion, and her parents were born here. The ABS has crunched the numbers on the 2011 census to introduce us to Ms Average.
A media guide released by the Church of Scientology is aimed at dispelling myths around the religion -- turns out they're not descended from aliens, but they do teach English to African migrants.
While George Pell generates plenty of controversy, so far he has yet to meet the levels of Archibishop Daniel Mannix -- the subject of a new biography. There are some interesting parallels with the current crop of Catholics, writes Noel Turnbull.
Is it egotistical to want top billing at one's own funeral? Faced with the onslaught of propaganda in stained glass and frescos -- not to mention the sermon -- consider it lucky if you get mentioned at all.
It’s politics, for God’s sake, but how much does politicians' religiosity actually sway the Christian voter bloc? Researcher Grant Power investigates.
It's difficult to say how common the illegal practice of female genital mutilation is in Australia -- but depending how you define it, it may be more widespread than many realise.