Law and religion
Luke is a leading constitutional law scholar in the field of separation of religion and government and religious freedom under the Australian Constitution. The principal focus of his research is on developing a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of section 116 of the Australian Constitution in terms of its history and underlying purposes, its relationship and interaction with broader Australian constitutional culture and how it might be best interpreted and applied.Read more about Luke Beck's research
Luke Beck's Articles
The federal government appears to be on safe constitutional ground with its proposed bill that would give it the power to cancel state government agreements with foreign governments.
Holy JobKeeper! Is that allowed?
Priests receiving payments under the federal government's wage subsidy scheme is almost certainly unconstitutional – but unlikely to be challenged.
Episode 11: The Australian identity debate
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
Reimagining Australia Day
A day that is meant to bring everyone together to reflect on national identity, draws us down a dark alley of division.
Religious freedom and the unhappy baker
Amending Australia's laws to protect religious freedom in the wake of the Marriage Act change is unnecessary, argues constitutional law expert Luke Beck.