Why Marriage Is Sacred

WHY MARRIAGE IS SACRED, by Dr. Andrew Corbett
If you want to increase your chances of being happy, wealthy, and healthy, get married! This is not some random wishful sentiment. The evidence is clear- people who are married are far more likely to enjoy these blessings than either single people, or co-habiting (de-facto) couples, but especially more so than divorced people.

Time For A Fair Go

Time For A Fair Go

Time For A “Fair Go”, by Stephen Baxter
A core value, deep in the Australian psyche, is that of giving everyone a “fair go”! Born out of the struggles of our convict past, a “fair go” protests against injustice, is suspicious of authority, and flaunts a larrikinism mocking conventional forms. It is the advocacy of a level playing field for everyone, along with the opportunity to pursue fair endeavours. Although not everyone receives a “fair go”, Australia has developed a multi-cultural and multi-faith society and identity, that values difference and diversity as foundational to what it is to be Australian.

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

Freedom Of Speech, by Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Condie
Here is the “double-edged” sword of freedom of speech. We want Australian society to be a free society, where ideas can be freely exchanged. We especially want a society where ideas around faith and values, whether from our traditional Christians perspective, or from the newer religious philosophies or none, can be exchanged without fear of retribution.