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Alan Austin

Alan Austin is an Australian freelance journalist currently based in Nîmes in the South of France. His special interests are overseas development, Indigenous affairs and the interface between the religious communities and secular government. As a freelance writer, Alan has worked for many media outlets over the years and been published in most Australian newspapers. He worked for eight years with ABC Radio and Television’s religious broadcasts unit and seven years with World Vision. His most recent part-time appointment was with the Uniting Church magazine Crosslight.


The world's best economies, past, present and future
Economics - 26/03/2014 - 153 comments
Murdoch massages Abbott message
Domestic Politics - 31/01/2014 - 36 comments
The economic challenges ahead
November 2013 Feature - 26/11/2013 - 34 comments
First Murdoch, now Fairfax
Media - 20/09/2013 - 13 comments
Lessons from the past – the Howard and Costello years
Domestic Politics - 6/09/2013 - 16 comments
The power of the Murdoch media to manipulate
Economics - 30/08/2013 - 100 comments
So what really did save Australia's economy?
Economics - 22/08/2013 - 55 comments
What skyrocketing debt?
Economics - 16/08/2013 - 94 comments
Fact-checking Australia's likely next PM
Domestic Politics - 29/07/2013 - 82 comments
The stories Australians won't read
Domestic Politics - 14/06/2013 - 83 comments
Public funding for ABC News is no longer defensible
Media - 6/06/2013 - 79 comments
Response to the reactions to the Budget reply
Domestic Politics - 20/05/2013 - 105 comments
Tony Abbott goes back to court in June
Domestic Politics - 13/05/2013 - 101 comments
Debt and deficit Downunder – a view from Europe
Economics - 30/04/2013 - 172 comments
News Corporation has no-one to blame but itself
Media - 18/03/2013 - 42 comments
Australia’s next treasurer emerges from the shadows
Domestic Politics - 6/03/2013 - 69 comments
Fairfax follies
Media - 21/02/2013 - 15 comments
Draft discrimination bill draws unfair fire
Media - 31/01/2013 - 28 comments
Fabricators and the fact checking fad
Domestic Politics - 20/11/2012 - 55 comments
A sigh of relief from France
International - 9/11/2012 - 3 comments
Fault-finding, fear and fabrication – for whom?
Law & Liberties - 31/10/2012
Lessons from history for Alan Jones and 2GB
Society - 10/10/2012 - 84 comments
Distortions do the nation a disservice
Law & Liberties - 27/09/2012
The truth on homosexual health
Law & Liberties - 14/09/2012 - 53 comments
Truth and falsehood the new divide?
Political Philosophy - 3/09/2012 - 28 comments
'We think it's time' - church gay marriage moves gather pace
Law & Liberties - 28/08/2012 - 56 comments
Refugees and the Houston Report
Law & Liberties - 15/08/2012 - 100 comments
Those kinky Hebrews: marriage in the Judeo-Christian scriptures
Religion & Spirituality - 20/06/2012 - 20 comments
Australia's future monarchy: a view from the Republic of France
Political Philosophy - 4/06/2012 - 13 comments
Wind shift in church gay union match
Law & Liberties - 22/05/2012 - 30 comments
God is cool with gay marriage
Religion & Spirituality - 10/04/2012 - 91 comments
All-time low for Australia’s press
Domestic Politics - 7/03/2012 - 59 comments
It's not a bad place
February 2012 Feature - 15/02/2012 - 27 comments
Pontification on gay marriage.
Media - 27/01/2012 - 16 comments
News Corporation: time to go
Media - 7/07/2011 - 41 comments
Extrajudicial killings exclude justice, by definition.
Law & Liberties - 2/05/2011 - 15 comments
No law and order Renaissance for New South Wales
March 2011 Feature - 25/03/2011 - 4 comments
Final briefing on same sex marriage
Religion & Spirituality - 8/03/2011 - 93 comments
Angst over absence of action in Aboriginal affairs
Indigenous Affairs - 7/09/2010 - 51 comments
A perspective from France - Australia's election
Domestic Politics - 26/08/2010 - 22 comments
Calvin's war on the Catholic Church
Religion & Spirituality - 20/07/2009 - 9 comments
Winners and losers from St Mary’s
Religion & Spirituality - 29/04/2009 - 60 comments
St Mary’s and St Michael’s
Religion & Spirituality - 9/03/2009 - 84 comments



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