There are so many problems with religious schools hiring and firing based on a statement of values.
- by Daisy Turnbull
Where did the idea for the controversial bill come from? How would it work? And what happens next?
- by Royce Millar
A political storm forced the PM to sideline a minister as the government struggled to gain ground on key bills and both parties prepared attack lines for an election.
- by David Crowe
The PM may remove the authority for religious schools to expel students because of their sexuality in return for support from some Liberal MPs for his religious discrimination bill.
- by David Crowe
Forcing Catholic schools to employ staff that don’t support the ethos and values of the school or, at worst, seek to undermine them, is akin to asking the Greens to welcome climate deniers among their membership, or the ACTU to open their arms to neo-liberalist stalwarts.
- by Jacinta Collins
The government’s new bill hurts our most vulnerable, and does nothing to address the very real problems the country faces.
- by Jacqueline Maley
Australia is made up of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, religions and race. Yet one attribute is seen as less important than the others, and that’s not right.
- by Bilal Rauf
As he preached to the converted about religious freedom on Thursday, listing all the religions he could think of before running out of ideas, the Prime Minister bore an uncanny resemblance to The Simpsons’ Reverend Lovejoy.
- by Malcolm Knox
Prime Minister Scott Morrison called Liberal MP Bridget Archer into a meeting after she crossed the floor to vote for a federal corruption watchdog.
- by David Crowe, Katina Curtis and Angus Livingston
Today on Please Explain, chief political correspondent David Crowe joins to discuss a tough week in politics for the Prime Minister.
- by Rachel Clun