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 Stephen Moore on March 14, 2010 at 2:42am
GAC over. Very nice weekend. Sleep now.
Comment by Jake Farr-Wharton on March 10, 2010 at 8:31pm
#OZGAC, no worries
Comment by GT on March 10, 2010 at 8:28pm
The Greens supported the motion however it still didn't pass.

"I do object and I know many other Australians object to millions of dollars being siphoned off from the public purse because we haven't refined our ability to say a dangerous cult ought not be getting that money," Greens leader Bob Brown said.
Comment by GT on March 10, 2010 at 8:17pm
Here's what the pollies are thinking - inquiry into tax-free status of religions blocked in the Senate

"Today Senator Xenophon moved for a broader inquiry into the tax-free status of religions when it was clear he did not have the numbers for his original Scientology probe.

However, the Opposition and Government blocked the motion."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/11/2842893.htm
Comment by Davo on March 10, 2010 at 7:50pm
For those not attending, or possibly not on twitter, you will be able to follow people tweeting easily via http://twitterfall.com/atheistcon
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 10, 2010 at 7:47pm
I hope you all have a truly wonderful and memorable experience this coming week. I really wish I could be there but, alas, it was not to be.
Comment by Luke on March 10, 2010 at 7:13am
Alrighty. I'll follow suite on that. #atheistcon it is.
Comment by Luke on March 10, 2010 at 6:00am
#ozgac! Brilliant! Just rolls of the tongue. I'm in!
Comment by Luke on March 10, 2010 at 1:16am
I think I'm tweeting from my mobile: luketheatheist
Comment by Simon Miller on March 10, 2010 at 12:50am
Joining in the Titter fun. @FrereLapin
 

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