Stephen Hall

March 30, 2016
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Reducing Aboriginal Imprisonment Rates and the Common Good

  The Productivity Commission report into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (19 November 2014) contained both good and bad news. It’s a comprehensive document which is used by governments and policy makers to address […]
March 30, 2016
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Religion of the Suburbs and the Doctrine of Sin: a Personal Pilgrimage…

Countering the concept of sin (and that event where it all started, known as ‘the fall’) were front and centre in the Christian theology of my childhood and youth. Regularly spoken […]
March 30, 2016

Standing on the Outside: the Challenge of Radical Islam to West and the Christian Church

Cold Chisel’s classic Australian anthem ‘Standing on the Outside’ always made me think about how outsiders – or those seen as the other – perceive Australia’s good life. The anti-West polemic which is attracting countless people […]
March 30, 2016
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Sorry Day: remembering and unfinished business

During the twentieth century Australia removed tens of thousands of Indigenous children from their parents, families and communities. In 1997 a 600-page report titled “Bringing Them Home” was tabled in […]