Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists


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


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:

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Jin-oh Choi on March 22, 2010 at 9:09am
Hey Chrys, lovely meeting you at the convention. Would I be able to get the ‘Launceston Skeptics’ - added to the list. lol :)
Comment by Luke on March 21, 2010 at 10:07pm
Brilliant Chrys! Thanks for coming in there. Did anyone get Gold's email address. I feel as though I got a card from him but I haven't found it. Gold!!! Are you there?
Comment by Luke on March 21, 2010 at 8:27pm
Godless Gross decided to act as an apologist for lent in his SMH blog.
He then went on to attack the Rise of Atheism organizers for not inviting him. Karen says I went at him with a chainsaw. I suggest that I may have been strident :). Karen's comment was a little more sensible though, I must admit.

Why don't we all head on over and see if we can't comment bomb this stooge-for-the-churches off the paper. Even if it doesn't work we might stop him from writing christian apologetics and get him to report on issues of interest to atheists.

Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 21, 2010 at 5:09am
If you're in Melbourne, please consider attending a rally in support of women's reproductive rights to be held at 10am on Saturday, 27 March at the Fertility Control Clinic at 118 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne. More information at the top of this page.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 21, 2010 at 5:04am
Oh and that's Nexus's own Ms Naughty and Victoria's View kissing PZ Myers.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 21, 2010 at 5:03am
Sunshine Coast Atheists run riot at Global Atheist Convention - thanks to Luke and Karen for this video. I just love Warren's (Mr Embiggen's) reaction to meeting AC Grayling. Grayling had just suggested he visit Embiggen Books next year to do a book signing. I think Woz has a bit of a boy crush!

Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 20, 2010 at 1:29pm
Nice photos Chrys. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 20, 2010 at 6:09am
One more:

Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 20, 2010 at 5:51am
Me and a close friend at the Convention:

Comment by Luke on March 20, 2010 at 12:45am
@Davo: Send me a copy of the DVDs and I'll help.

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