Death by a thousand cuts: The curious case of religious freedom

John Warhurst
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:56am, first published December 19 2019 - 2:30am

Religious freedom will be one of the hot button issues in federal politics during 2020. The others will include the economy, China, climate change and the environment, aged care, border security and terrorism, and people with disabilities. Religious freedom appears to stand out as a curious case of misplaced government priorities given there is little evidence that most Australians consider their religious freedom under threat compared to the community's grave concern about these other issues.

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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