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.
Latest Activity: Apr 18
This group is hosted by Richard J and Chrys Stevenson
Another High Court Challenge Against the National School Chaplaincy Program
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:
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:
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:
Canberra Social Skeptics
Macarthur Atheists (Macarthur Region, Sydney (NSW)
Sunshine Coast Atheists
Western Sydney Freethinkers
Wollongong Skeptics Society
Have we missed your meetup group? Just let me know and I'll add it in.