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Bishop of San Diego in Melbourne: exclusive interview Bishop of San Diego in Melbourne: exclusive interview

Bishop of San Diego in Melbourne: exclusive interview

Friday 23 June 2017

Media and Communications Office

Ahead of his two Melbourne public appearances, San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy has spoken with Melbourne Archdiocese Director of Media and Communications Shane Healy.

Bishop McElroy is visiting Melbourne to deliver the Helder Camara Lecture this evening at Melbourne University’s Newman College, and then to present a one-day seminar on Saturday at Newman College, Parkville.

Gonski 2.0 passes parliament

Friday 23 June 2017

Media and Communications

Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to ‘bring the school funding wars to an end’ has been locked into law after the Gonski 2.0 school funding package finally passed through the Parliament in a marathon late-night session.

How the theology of dialogue can help healthy public debate

Friday 23 June 2017

Joel Hodge, Melbourne Catholic
 
Public debate in Australia and across the Western world is becoming more extreme. As the open and respectful attitudes that sustained public debate are degrading, the quality of debate itself has frayed. The rise of reactionary politics, as exemplified by Brexit, Trump and Hanson, and intransigent activists on the left and right, especially around social issues, have driven debate to extremes.
 
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