Religion | Politics

Same-Sex Marriage: A Case for “Yes”

In its recent decision, the High Court of Australia cleared the way for a voluntary survey of the electorate to gauge community support for same-sex marriage. I don’t defend this idea: a voluntary survey is an unreliable instrument at best, and in any event providing for same-sex marriage is an issue that could be settled […]

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Religion | Politics

Australia’s Census Result Heralds a Secular Shift

The surge in “No religion” in the 2016 Census heralds a more secular Australia. With a rise from 22.3% in 2011 to 30.1% in 2016, “No Religion” has overtaken Catholicism to become the most popular belief category. Mirroring the trend in similar western countries, Australia has been losing its religion over a long period — Christianity […]

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