Entries by Hugh Harris

The Open Secret of Religious Instruction in State schools

The Open Secret of Religious Instruction in State schools – ONLINE opinion 19 October 2016 #RE #SRE #Baird —————————————————————————————————————– It’s long been an open secret that educators and politicians turn a blind eye to proselytising in faith classes. In spite of numerous media reports highlighting proselytising in the Connect series of special religious instruction (SRE) […]

Review Signals the Beginning of the End for Bible Classes

  Review Signals the Beginning of the End for Bible Classes – AIM Network 28 September 2016   The recent Queensland government review of the “Connect” Religious Instruction (RI) materials bring to light several reasons why, ultimately, faith-based classes will cease in school hours in the Sunshine state. Also, given Connect’s lessons are widely used, the New […]

Legislating 18C Unbinds the Coalition from the SSM Plebiscite

This entry has previously been published as: Trying to Silence Unwelcome Views Only Perpetuates Them – The Huffington Post Australia 6 September 2016  ———————————————————————————— The Coalition went to the last election promising not to put before parliament a vote on Same Sex Marriage, nor changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. And so, if the […]