The Secular Spotlight Blog

Peter Fox: Q&A on Mandatory Reporting

20 August 2019

Retired Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox join us for a Q&A on the issue of mandatory reporting requirements being extended to religious institutions. When he blew the whistle on police involvement in covering up clergy child sexual abuse, it sent shockwaves across the country, sparking the royal commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

Weekend Wrap for 17 August 2019

17 August 2019

Catch up on the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 17 August 2019.

My View: Alison Courtice

16 August 2019

In a contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog, Alison Courtice traces the history of how ‘secular’ state schooling disappeared in Queensland and religious instruction was ushered into the classroom.

Nia Sims: Access to VAD under faith-based healthcare

11 August 2019

Scleroderma sufferer Nia Sims shares her thoughts on accessing services such as Voluntary Assisted Dying when under care at a faith-based healthcare facility.

Weekend Wrap for 10 August 2019

10 August 2019

Catch up on the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 10 August 2019.

Weekend Wrap for 3 August 2019

3 August 2019

Catch up on the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 3 August 2019.

Weekend Wrap for 27 July 2019

27 July 2019

Catch up on the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 27 July 2019.

My View: Max Loomes

My View: Max Loomes

24 July 2019

In late 2018, Max Loomes made headlines when his open letter to the heads of Sydney’s Anglican schools, censuring them for wanting to maintain their exemptions to discriminations laws, attracted the support of thousands of fellow alumni. In a ‘My View’ contribution to our Secular Spotlight blog, Max shares his story of the response to his petition.

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Weekend Wrap for 20 July 2019

20 July 2019

Catch up on the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 20 July 2019.

MyView: Trevor Bell

My View: Trevor Bell

19 July 2019

In this ‘My View’ contribution for our Secular Spotlight blog, podcast host Trevor Bell argues why innate characteristics – such as gender, sexuality, race, et cetera – must be afforded greater protection from discrimination. And he explains why religious identity is not one of them.

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