• February 13, 2008

    The first opening of the Australian Parliament after the election of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labour Government has proved a historic moment in the history of Australia – with an apology finally being made to indigenous people.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd's own values are shaped by faith, says Doug Hynd, but there are conflicting responses from within the churches to the way in which Christians should and should not engage a plural political process.

  • November 25, 2007

    Australians have voted for change, says David Wood. The new premier is a Christian, but he points to a tradition which is outward looking and generous, not insular.

  • November 25, 2007

    For those who know their E. M. Forster, this was the most obvious headline for the victory of Kevin Rudd in the Australian election. But a more theological gloss is perhaps needed.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd, a man who has been described by the media as "a bookish, intellectual Christian" and "a self-confessed nerd" has triumphed in the Australian general election against long term right-wing incumbent John Howard.

  • January 29, 2007

    In a further response to an article by the new leader of the Australia Labor Party, Kevin Rudd, on 'Faith and Politics', a senior Cabinet minister has accused him of using his Christian faith for political point scoring.

  • January 6, 2007

    Governments, aid agencies and humanitarian actors must spend twice as much on disaster preparedness activities that could save millions of lives, according to Robert Tickner, CEO of Australian Red Cross.

  • December 21, 2006

    Australia's religious communities have united to call for urgent action on climate change at a time when the country is facing its worst drought on record - writes Mathhew Fenwick for Ecumenical News International.

  • December 5, 2006

    As Christmas approaches, Australian families are turning to church financial counsellors in increasing numbers who say that a new set of families has emerged who need help: those with steady income, but unmanageable debts.