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 Jeremy. 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 November 15, 2008 at 8:23pm
Welcome to the fold, Jesus Swept!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on November 8, 2008 at 2:23am
Welcome Debs from Brissie!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on November 4, 2008 at 8:13pm
Welcome to Jason from Perth!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on November 2, 2008 at 1:32am
FunkQ, the Irreverent Mr Black and I have just completed a draft introduction to our submission on "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century" (see above for more details). To view and comment on the essay, see here.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 26, 2008 at 4:35pm
Welcome to Gus from Samoa!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 1, 2008 at 6:43pm
Welcome Quasar! Be sure to check out our Australian "Freedom of Religion" Submission Working Group as well.
Comment by Quasar on September 29, 2008 at 11:14pm
Hello all. Joined Atheist Nexus a while back as a member of the Raytractors. Finally decided to check back, and found I had a couple of invitations and friend requests. :)

I'll try to be a little more active in future, but no promises!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on September 18, 2008 at 4:45pm
Welcome back, Blackie! We've missed your horny little head around here! ;-)
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on September 15, 2008 at 2:36am
Congratulations Jaycee - member no. 80 of our group!

Jaycee has an interesting 'extimony' on his profile page. He's a musician from Sydney.
Comment by JayCee on September 15, 2008 at 12:35am
What's up, fellow heathen? Another Aussie Atheist here to add to the list. Looking forward to making some new friends!
 

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