Publications Index

20 May 2022
In this essay, Senior Research Trish Prentice unpacks the topic of political participation and explores whether Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds engage differently with our nation’s political system.
8 September 2021
In this essay, Trish Prentice shares the stories of emergency service volunteers from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds who are making an impact out in the field and paving the way for broader institutional change.
17 March 2021
In this essay, Trish Prentice explores the stories of small business owners from diverse cultural backgrounds, each of whom have added to the richness, character and uniqueness of their neighbourhood.
22 October 2020
In this essay for the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, Trish Prentice explores what it is like to grow up in an intermarried family in Australia and how these families are changing the cultural worldview of the next generation of Australians.
3 June 2020
Six months ago, no one had heard of the coronavirus. Now, several months into the pandemic, much of our daily lives have been transformed by its spread. In Australia, religious communities were one part of society expressly impacted by the ‘lockdown’ directives introduced to stem the spread of the virus. This essay describes the ramifications of the closure for some of Australia’s religious communities and considers what might be the long-term impact of the lockdown and our new social reality on the way these communities contribute to social cohesion in Australia.