Locked out

By DAVID SOUTHWELL Youth gangs running amok at public events in central Melbourne, riots and escapes at juvenile jails, terrifying home invasions, armed robberies and carjackings i

Blinding insights

Review by David Southwell MOVIE | NOTES ON BLINDNESS For John Hull the experience of totally losing his sight became something of a spiritual quest.

Coming out and speaking out in Islam

DAVID SOUTHWELL Australia’s only openly gay imam says that religious leaders with progressive views on sexuality need to speak up to save young lives.

Macnab leaves St Michael’s with no regrets

DAVID SOUTHWELL On Christmas Day, 45 years of high profile, diverse, successful and, at times, controversial ministry came to an end when Rev Dr Francis Macnab gave his final sermo

Can’t have a Bob each way

  REVIEW BY DAVID SOUTHWELL FILM | HOWARD ON MENZIES: BUILDING MODERN AUSTRALIA | ABC DVD The so-called History Wars were a feature of John Howard’s prime ministership.