Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists

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Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists

A group for networking and friendship between atheists in the Australian/New Zealand/South Pacific region, and for discussion of political and religious topics relevant to these regions.

Members: 349
Latest Activity: Apr 3

Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists

This group is hosted by Richard J and Chrys Stevenson


Another High Court Challenge Against the National School Chaplaincy Program

Website: http://www.highcourtchallenge.com

Breaking News! After successfully challenging the Commonwealth government in the High Court of Australia over funding for the National School Chaplaincy Scheme, Ron Williams is to take them on again.  In an attempt to circumvent the High Court ruling, the government has passed some extremely questionable legislation which tears at the heart of parliamentary democracy and public accountability.  Williams has consulted with his crack legal team and the decision has been made today (Saturday, 7 July) to mount another challenge.

For more information see here:  

http://thatsmyphilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/its-on-williams-to-return-to-the-high-court-on-chaplaincy-issue/

Mounting a High Court challenge is extremely expensive and Ron Williams is just an average, suburban Dad.  If all of us who care about a secular, democratic Australia can chip in as much as we can, it will help enormously.  Please consider donating at:  

http://www.highcourtchallenge.com/

This is your chance to be a part of making Australian Constitutional history!


Embiggen Books - Your Australian Atheist/Skeptical Bookshop

Embiggen Books, an Australian bookstore devoted to promoting science, philosophy, rationalism and skepticism is now on Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Warren Bonett and Kirsty Bruce of Embiggen are also passionate and active members of the atheist and skeptical communities.

Australian Atheist Issues

For new members, if you want to get a grasp of some of the issues effecting atheists in Australia, you might like to take a look at the Atheist Nexus (Australia) submission on "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century" made to the Australian Human Rights Commission early last year. It's long, but easy reading, and worth spending some time on. A report, using information compiled from submissions, should be released later this year.

Atheist Meetup Groups - Australia

If you'd like to meet up with some local atheists, there's no better way than joining your local Atheist Meetup, Skeptics, or Freethought Groups:

Adelaide Atheists
Ballarat Atheists
Brisbane Atheists
Canberra Social Skeptics
Melbourne Atheists
Launceston Skeptics
Macarthur Atheists (Macarthur Region, Sydney (NSW)
Perth Atheists
Perth Skeptics
Sunshine Coast Atheists
Sydney Atheists
Sydney Freethinkers
Western Sydney Freethinkers
Wollongong Skeptics Society

Have we missed your meetup group? Just let me know and I'll add it in.

Discussion Forum

Question from a visitor.

Started by Ted E Bear. Last reply by Chrys Stevenson Jan 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!!

Started by Therese Monteath-Carr. Last reply by Blamer on twitter Dec 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Pell v Dawkins: this Monday

Started by Phillip A. Ellis. Last reply by Alice Apr 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Any Hamiltonian skeptics out there?

Started by Leela Moses Nov 16, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Alice on October 19, 2011 at 7:56pm
maybe it's the change of seasons - humans tend to get busy in preparation for the up coming changes... ?
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on September 5, 2011 at 10:29pm

Thanks Mike, I'll pass it on to my cousin, Doug.  Right up his alley.

 

Comment by Miles La Mont on July 21, 2011 at 5:43pm
If you live in Auckland and are interested in attending our bi-weekly meetings or contributing to our Facebook discussions, the Auckland University Reason and Science Society -http://www.facebook.com/groups/347284987747 - is currently looking for more members. Note we are not a strictly atheist group, theists are more than welcome (we find it adds a certain spice to discussions) and our main focus is obviously healthy skepticism with 'scientific' reasoning. We recently discussed Veganism Vs Primal diets and "Can religion be a force for good in society."
Comment by Luke on July 15, 2011 at 7:51pm

http://highcourtchallenge.com for comprehensive case information and solicitor's trust account donation details
Comment by Luke on June 29, 2011 at 6:06am
@Mike K. Excellent :)
Comment by Luke on June 29, 2011 at 6:02am

@stephen

Reddit and Mike Stuchbery have joined the fight: 

http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/ic1si/a_little_help_with_a...

http://mike-stuchbery.com/2011/06/29/cheats-never-prosper-access-ministries/ 

Comment by CaptainCook on June 2, 2011 at 10:53pm

http://http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=religious-e...

 

This has made my day & got rid of my headache!!  :-))

Comment by Alice on June 2, 2011 at 3:56am
Thanks for the tip...
Comment by Alice on May 27, 2011 at 1:14am
OK I'm convinced - I'm going to buy it now.... thanks LOL  I'll let you know what I think when I've read it - actually do you think the library might have it? or get it in?  I'll have a look at the price new....
Comment by Alice on May 24, 2011 at 7:36pm
Richard tell us more - what's the basic gist of it? Thanks :)
 

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