History, Religion, and the Australian State (Guest: Dr Joanna Cruickshank)

Episode 10,  Jun 30, 08:00 PM

What can the history of the relationship between law and religion in Australian history tell us about the present and perhaps even the future? In this episode, we discuss  religion in colonial Australia, how the relationship between religion and the state stood at the time of Federation, and how demographic changes have affected the religious affiliation of Australians in recent decades. 

Guest: Dr Joanna Cruickshank, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University.  Joanna specialises in history, and has written extensively about the role of religion in Australia.  Her recent article “Religious Freedom in ‘the most godless place under Heaven’: making policy for religion in Australia” appears in the journal History Australia

Contact me at jeremy.patrick@usq.edu.au

Theme Music: "Sunbeams in the Stained Glass" Oleksandr Viktorovych Lukyanenko, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons