Cath Talk Blog

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Last week, the former Prime Minister of Australia was repeatedly questioned about her boyfriend’s sexuality during a radio interview in Perth "Yeah, but you hear it, he must be gay, he's a hairdresser" . The interviewer’s line of questioning has been widely rebuked.    

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 23:23

The Australian Newspaper has today reported evidence from Peter O’Callaghan QC that the Police’s submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry contained false and misleading assertions. Mr O’Callaghan is the Independent Commissioner in charge of the Church’s Melbourne Response Protocol on Child Sexual Abuse.

Monday, 17 June 2013 06:31

The word “tradition” is a common term and we tend to take its meaning for granted. But some things that we call traditions might not in fact be traditions. Is the ‘traditional’ Sunday roast a tradition in the same way as fasting on Good Friday?

Friday, 14 June 2013 00:13

This week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched the “Women for Gillard” campaign.  It was based at least in part on a similar campaign which was successful for US President Barack Obama and aims to position Julia Gillard as the “female friendly” candidate in the upcoming federal election.

Thursday, 13 June 2013 22:37

The so-called 'gender-war' headlining the Australian political stage at the moment is embarrassing.