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Launch of 'The Forgotten People' at Parliament House

Australia's foremost Aboriginal filmmaker, Rachel Perkins, has launched ‘The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to recognising Indigenous Peoples’, which was co-edited by Damien Freeman, visiting scholar at the PM Glynn Institute, and Shireen Morris, senior policy advisor at Cape York Institute.

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Opportunities, not just challenges: an interview with PM Glynn Institute director Dr Michael Casey

A key new Australian Catholic University institute named after an Irish barrister, writer, parliamentarian and co-founder of the Commonwealth of Australia hopes to give voice to the relevance and insights of religion in the public square of Australian civic policy and debate.

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PM Glynn Institute launch

The launch took place on Thursday 13 October, at ACU's North Sydney campus. The centrepiece of the event was a panel discussion on the theme 'Fear and anger, hope and confidence: Reframing our shared landscapes' , taking its focus from the way fear and anger seem to be appearing more in politics and public debate, while hope and confidence in the future are less visible.

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Vice-Chancellor and President's remarks at the launch of the PM Glynn Institute

In launching the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Greg Craven describes how the Institute will provide a standing capacity to analyse public policy issues which are of concern not only to the Catholic community and its various services, but to Australian society more generally.

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Director's remarks at the Launch of the PM Glynn Institute

The Director of the PM Glynn Institute, Dr Michael Casey, discusses how deeper thinking about over-the-horizon issues will play out in the work of the Institute.

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Protecting Rights, Protecting People

The murder of a French priest by jihadists, the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, efforts to wind back conscience rights in healthcare, and 'the pathologies of religion', were among the topics discussed at the PM Glynn Institute's conference on religious freedom 'Protecting Rights, Protecting People' in September.

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Same-sex marriage in Canada and religious liberty

Fr Raymond de Souza, Chaplain at Newman House, Queen's University, Ontario discusses same-sex marriage in Canada and the implications for religious liberty.

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The persecution of minorities in the middle east

Bishop Anba Suriel outlines the hardships that religious minorities suffer in the Middle East, the challenges they face in attempting to gain refugee status, and the greater role that Australia could be playing in this humanitarian crisis.

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The right to act in accordance with conscience

Professor Margaret Somerville explores the pressures on freedom of conscience for healthcare professionals and the challenges facing the modern healthcare system.

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