5 June 2020
On 29 March 2020, places of religious worship in Australia were effectively closed. What does it mean for people to lose their place of worship? Places that are the centre of people’s social and spiritual lives?  In this essay for the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, Trish Prentice explores the ramifications of these closures, and considers the potential long-term effects. She shares stories from religious communities around the country, asking the question: how have they changed in the wake of the pandemic? 
22 November 2019

Australians’ concern about climate change has seen a marked increase amidst a backdrop of mostly stable attitudes on immigration and democracy, according to the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s 2019 Mapping Social Cohesion Report. 

Released on Tuesday, the report is produced by Monash University researchers and uses a survey with some 90 questions to gauge a nuanced understanding of shifts in public opinion on social cohesion and population issues.