In Defence of History

It would appear as though we have returned to an age of religious zeal, fuelled by the pathological doctrine of political correctness. What started with the tearing down of statues of Confederate soldiers in the United States has, like any malady, begun to spread internationally. Just a couple of days ago, an article published in The Guardian, called for the toppling of Nelson’s Column of … Continue reading In Defence of History

Good intentions do not produce good outcomes – Why Catholic Priests should not have to break the Seal of the Confessional.

Analysis of the proposal to change confession suggests that not only will it not help convict child sex offenders but instead will only serve to further undermine the religious rights of Christians in Australia. Continue reading Good intentions do not produce good outcomes – Why Catholic Priests should not have to break the Seal of the Confessional.

Getting Marriage Right

The divisive and hateful rhetoric towards those who support traditional marriage is unworthy of our democracy. Australia has always been a nation of diverse intellectual and cultural heritage; it is simply an insult to that heritage to stifle debate and discussion on the most important social institution, which has always been centred on the precondition for society itself; the conjugal union of male and female. … Continue reading Getting Marriage Right