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 Luke on January 29, 2010 at 5:39pm
Voted. Thanks Kristy.
Comment by Stephen Moore on January 29, 2010 at 5:38pm
The survey is by Whirlpool, which I find to be rather reliable and trustworthy. I had no issue answering the questions they asked.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on January 29, 2010 at 2:28pm
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on January 29, 2010 at 2:27pm
Twitter is running a competition to find the best contributor in a number of categories. In health, the front runners are Dr Rachel Dunlop, sister of AN member and Skepticzone podcast host, Podblack. Dunlop is just ahead of that antivaxxer quack, Joseph Mercola.

If you have a Twitter account (please don't start a new one just for this - it's against the rules), would you please stop by the Shorty Awards and put a vote in for @DrRachie in the health category. The awards close today and it would be great to get a surge of votes in to secure her position ahead of Mercola.

It's a vote for science and reason!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on January 25, 2010 at 2:11am
I am so excited about the Convention! It's like Christmas for atheists! I've gone all girly with buying clothes and shoes and I don't even care what's on the credit cards. It's an atheist-o-rama!
Comment by Jin-oh Choi on January 25, 2010 at 2:03am
The convention is going to be great. :)
Comment by Luke on January 24, 2010 at 10:51pm
The Great Australian Internet Blackout.

Blackout Week

From Monday, January 25th to Friday, January 29th, Aussie websites will turn their lights out - "black out" - to inform Australians about the threat of imposed Internet censorship.


There's some java code on the site to generate a pop up window outlining the protest.

Link:

I've done it to my Anti Net Filter Blog
Comment by Luke on January 24, 2010 at 6:26am
Hi Jin-Oh Choi. Lots of us are going to the convention.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on January 23, 2010 at 11:34pm
Hi Jin-Oh! Welcome! Great to see you here.
Comment by Jin-oh Choi on January 23, 2010 at 11:31pm
Hello fellow Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists. :) Are many for you going to the convention?
 

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