Australia

When Mental Health Education Makes Us Sick

When Mental Health Education Makes Us Sick

There must be more in our mental health toolkit than the language and mechanisms for self-diagnosis.

Clare Rowe
Clare Rowe
7 min read
psychology
Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

In 2016, I was sitting in the classroom of a Melbourne school as Dr. Kerry Hempenstall described the early stages of a reading program. He projected a series of letters on the screen. First, he displayed an “f.” “This is an ‘f’,” he said. Then he displayed an “f” written

Greg Ashman
Greg Ashman
7 min read
Education
A Better Way to Lead Christians Away from Intimate Partner Violence

A Better Way to Lead Christians Away from Intimate Partner Violence

In April, the Anglican Church of Australia released a report summarizing research that it had commissioned into the prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among its congregants. I was saddened, though not surprised, to learn that Anglican survey respondents reported having experienced IPV at a rate equal or higher to

Andrew Judd
Andrew Judd
7 min read
Domestic Violence
Why Australia Opted for AUKUS

Why Australia Opted for AUKUS

There's more to Australia’s decision to cancel its submarine contract with France than offending the French, risking an EU free trade deal, allowing “floating Chernobyls” into Sydney Harbour, and further antagonising China, its largest trade partner. As well as committing to closer defence technology sharing arrangements with two of

Sean Welsh
Sean Welsh
10 min read
Politics
Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay interviews ABC presenter and podcaster Josh Szeps about Australia’s unique experience in managing the COVID pandemic—and the urban legends the country’s quarantine system has spawned among right-wing pundits on the other side of the world.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Podcast
Australia's COVID Catch-22

Australia's COVID Catch-22

Last year Australia was a COVID-19 success story. Just 30,274 cases and 910 deaths in 26 million people was something to celebrate. But now America and Europe are getting on with vaccinations and learning how to live with the virus. Australia is faltering with embarrassingly few vaccinations and new

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
7 min read
Australia
Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues: a Quillette Editorial

Standing Up to the Gender Ideologues: a Quillette Editorial

On June 23rd, Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts put out a carefully worded five-paragraph media statement regarding German-born textile artist Jess de Wahls. “We have apologised to Jess de Wahls for the way we have treated her and do so again publicly now,” read the RA communiqué. “We had

Quillette
Quillette
8 min read
Activism
Australian Indigenous Activists Call Out White Feminism's Deadly Blind Spot

Australian Indigenous Activists Call Out White Feminism's Deadly Blind Spot

In March, three Indigenous women flew to Canberra in an attempt to draw attention to a horror story playing out in their communities. These were Alice Springs Deputy Mayor Jacinta Price, who heads up the Indigenous Research Program at the Centre for Independent Studies; and Cheron and Meesha Long, cousins

Edie Wyatt
Edie Wyatt
7 min read
Australia