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 Chrys Stevenson on December 13, 2009 at 2:03pm
I just completed a survey for Graham Young's Online Opinion "What the People Want" research. It focuses strongly on religion in politics and it would be good if we can get some more people to complete it. The survey is here and only takes a couple of minutes to complete. It does, however, provide you with a chance to explain your views in short paragraphs. Let's show him what we really think about religion in politics.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 13, 2009 at 1:56pm
Look forward to seeing you in Melbourne, Betty! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, please think about doing it soon.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 13, 2009 at 5:26am
Now in pride of place at the top of this page, Luke!
Comment by Luke on December 13, 2009 at 5:04am


We made an FSM for the xmas tree.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 11, 2009 at 2:02am
You have a year to save m'lord.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 10, 2009 at 6:51pm
Oh! Added bonus for us girls (and some of the guys). The new president of JREF is DJ Grothe. He might be gay but he's pretty cute! Love listening to him - can't wait to meet him.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 10, 2009 at 6:50pm
Yes! TAM in Sydney in November 2010! I'll be there and hope to see many of our Nexus members as well - let's keep up the momentum from the Global Atheist Convention and show that we're not just a one hit wonder!
Comment by Fox Lee on December 10, 2009 at 6:35pm
!! Can it be true?! Our very own TAM Australia? ;_; No longer must I dream of one day having a real job and being able to fly myself and my husband to Las Vegas! ...And in Sydney, no less! I can't get to Melbourne, but Sydney is easy as.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 9, 2009 at 10:53pm
Oh, by the way, in case our Kiwi members feel excluded by the new icon, it is temporary. It was just so good, we couldn't resist putting it up. I will try to get a logo for our group designed next year - one that will be sufficiently inclusive - unless, by that time, the Kiwis have sufficient numbers to form their own breakaway group. We'll be guided by our members on this.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on December 9, 2009 at 10:50pm
Or we could just tie Abbott, Pell and Jim Wallace to the cross?
 

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