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James Norman

Writer, editor and author

James Norman is a Melbourne writer, editor and author. His website is at: http://www.jamescnorman.com.

James Norman

James Norman

Dear Catholic Church, Keeping Child Sex Abuse Secret Is Not Your God-Given Right

4 min read

Surely if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that the right of children to live free from any kind of sexual abuse should be of paramount concern for all citizens in a civilised society.

James Norman

James Norman

Hey, We’re Fighting For Democracy. You Might Be Inconvenienced.

4 min read

It's a tried and tested reality – politely asking for serious political change that disrupts the status quo has never worked and never will.

James Norman

James Norman

Sorry ScoMo, What Australia Needs Is Freedom FROM Religion

4 min read

There was ScoMo just last night, his right hand likely raised heavenward, surrounded by 21,000 devotees at the Australian Hillsong annual conference, pontificating about what Australia needs now:

James Norman

James Norman

Can't Afford Sydney And Melbourne Rent? Let's Do What Berlin Just Did

5 min read

In Australia, the reality of paying more than half your weekly salary in rent, or having rent increases imposed midway through rental tenancies has become a normal part of life for many, particularly Millennials.

James Norman

James Norman

50 Years Since The Stonewall Riots, Gay Culture Is Still In Danger

4 min read

I once heard homosexuality described as a "joyful instinct".

James Norman

James Norman

The Church Needs To Butt Out Of Victoria's New Gender Identity Bill

4 min read

Should we have the right to determine our own gender identification on our birth certificates? 

James Norman

James Norman

We Should All Be Worried About The U.S. Checking Social Media Before Letting You In

4 min read

Here's a question: if you knew that airport officials were going to be assessing you based on what you post on social media, would you think twice about what you posted?

James Norman

James Norman

Why Australia Should Never Go Nuclear

6 min read

Scott Morrison may have inadvertently stumbled into dangerous territory in re-opening the nuclear debate in Australia while out in election campaign mode last week.

James Norman

James Norman

What You've Forgotten About Julian Assange

7 min read

Before founding WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was a pioneer in the emerging computer hacking scene in Melbourne in the late 1980s.

James Norman

James Norman

Revealed: The Bare Facts On Why People Get Naked To Protest

7 min read

Warning: Contains nudity.

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