Episode 97 – 24 May 2017

In this episode of the podcast, we criticise the government for paying money to the Catholic hierarchy rather than to individual Catholic schools because the Catholic hierarchy cannot be trusted to distribute the money correctly.

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Episode 96 – 12 May 2017

In this episode, The Fist talks with Brian Morris the author of Sacred to Secular.

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Episode 95 – 10 May 2017

Dear Listener, in this episode of the podcast we take a quick look at the federal budget and ask why labour is not supporting the coalition’s policy to reduce funding for elite private schools.

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Episode 94 – 4 May 2017

The Iron Fist and Hugh Harris discuss the NSW SRE decision. Here is one opinion and here is the alternative

A discussion on the role and importance of Christianity and Judeo-Christian ethics in our Australian culture including references to  Kevin Donnelly’s article on celebrating Christianity’s role in our society and Hugh’s response and another Kevin Donnelly article claiming Barnaby Joyce is right about Judeo-Christian principles.

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Episode 93 – 27th April 2017

Yassmin and Anzac Day

Hugh Harris paints a picture

No more Eagle Rock

Russia has banned the JWs

Religion is dragging us down says a famous biologist

The Dalai Lama is running rings around the Pope

Trump is a lot like the God of the Old Testament

Is anyone else worried about Indonesia?

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Episode 92 – 20 April 2017

Partisan bias and public opinion on Trump’s Syria strike

Trump can remember dessert but not the name of the country he bombed

Attacking North Korea: surely Donald Trump couldn’t be that foolish

JFK and the military

ACT government defends abortion clinic prayer ban as ‘rights balancing’

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Episode 91 – 13 April 2017

Syria

Is the fight over a gas pipeline fuelling the world’s bloodiest conflict?

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Episode 90 – 5 April 2017

“In liberal societies, those on the left [are] in the grip of identity politics.

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Episode 89 – 28 March 2017

A special episode where The Iron Fist chats with Venerable Alex.

You can check out his bio at https://law.anu.edu.au/people/alex-bruce

 

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Feel Free To Insult Me

(This is a piece I wrote in January 2015 in preparation for a submission to The Secular Party)

A Proposed Policy for Freedom of Speech

My intention is to explore:

  1. A rational philosophical approach to Freedom of Speech laws
  2. The current Freedom of Speech laws in Australia and Queensland
  3. Whether amendments are warranted;

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