Hilma af Klint’s ‘miraculous’ art: ‘In dialogue with spirits, she found her own voice’

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When encountering the little-known work of Hilma af Klint, you may find yourself asking some questions. “It’s out of time and out of place; it’s almost miraculous,” says Sue Cramer, who co-curated a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. “What is this work? Where did it come from? How did it … Read more

‘Australians are very sceptical’: Michael Kirby warns against ‘excessive protection’ of religious freedoms

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The former high court justice Michael Kirby has warned against the “excessive protection” of religious freedom that could diminish the rights of non-believers and minorities, as a report reveals 70% of Australians say religion is not personally important to them. In an interview with Guardian Australia before the release of new Rationalist Society research charting … Read more

Regulator investigates Presbyterian Church of Queensland fund as $26m from investors frozen

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The corporate regulator has launched an investigation into an investment fund run by the collapsed Presbyterian Church of Queensland that took $26m from investors, including church employees and clergy. Queensland’s supreme court appointed receivers to the church earlier this month. Guardian Australia has learned the church has debts of about $101m, mostly related to its … Read more