All Blog Posts Tagged 'Australia' (10)

Australia

I am off to Australia on Monday. If you have any Aussie friends in Sydney, Brisbane, Tasmania or Melbourne, let them know I'll be in their area sometime in Feb. Now I have to get back to studying. I am trying to learn enough Aussie to be able to say "hi" and "bye" and "gooday mate" properly. I have been told that the Queenslanders are a unique breed. I'll just have to see for myself.

Added by Darrel Ray on February 2, 2013 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

The Hijacking of Atheism in Australia

Introduction



The Atheist Foundation of Australia has taken it upon themselves to redefine the meaning of atheism thereby hijacking the atheist agenda in Australia in order to exclude those that don't fit their "unique" criteria. One of those groups that are excluded by the AFA is Buddhists. As a Buddhist I must respond to this distortion of atheism for their own agenda and show that the AFA is not in fact an atheist… Continue

Added by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 24, 2010 at 12:43am — 34 Comments

Aussies - High Court Challenge Against National School Chaplaincy Program

High Court Challenge Against National School Chaplaincy Program

Website: http://www.highcourtchallenge.com



Breaking News! The High Court Challenge against National School Chaplaincy has announced its legal team.



Representing Ron Williams in the court action will be high profile barrister, Bret Walker SC (Senior Counsel). The importance of having the case represented by such a… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on August 3, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Chaplaincy in Australia's State Schools...

In an emotional display, Kevin Rudd PM told the story of a couple that he knew personally, who died tragically whilst doing a good deed, to the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference in Canberra. Allan Taylor, the husband, was a school chaplain. Rudd intends to give $42.8mil in funding to the National School Chaplaincy program which was due to end late 2010.



Rudd used personal testimonies of Taylor, by friends, students, teachers, and colleagues as evidence of the importance… Continue

Added by Paul Gee on December 1, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

Brother Richard quoted in Australian Newspaper!

From Australia's National Times today:



Believers: $4.5m; atheists: nil

DAVID NICHOLLS

November 27, 2009





The denial of funding to the Atheists Convention is further proof of the Government's courting of the religious right. Photo: Andrew Dyson [Illustration shows cruxifix tied… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on November 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Governer de Kretser talked to Victoria's Police Chaplains' Annual Conference about ethics and religion.

Victoria's Governor spoke to the annual conference of Police Chaplains and said a lot of nonsense unfortunately. First he said that because church attendance is declining we should think of teaching ethics in schools and other educational institutions. Well I'm all in favour of teaching ethics but what does it have to do with declining church attendance?



Church attendance in Australia is about 7.5% and falling. A figure I'm very proud of. It makes Australia one of the most secular… Continue

Added by Janet Holmes on November 3, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

The Long March of the Koalas

Creationism is so tiresome, but this Aussie take on the wowcrazy Creation Museum and its originator Ken Ham (who is also responsible for Answers in Genesis) is just so hilarious I had to share it, by Slacktivist at http://www.slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2009/08/land-of-oz.html.

Added by Crystal Shard on August 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM

The basis for an Australian charter of human rights.



Submissions like the one from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia provide a vivid example of why Australia needs a charter of human rights which is based on mature forms of moral reasoning rather than self-preserving ideologies.



The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia argues that their unique form of Christianity should be forced on all Australians because



1. Australia was… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on June 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Atheist Nexus Members Make Major Human Rights Submission

Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century

- an Atheist Nexus submission to the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission




To link from the Atheist Nexus menu bar, click "About Us" then "Member Articles and Research"





In 2008, the Australian Human Rights and Equal… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on May 6, 2009 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Aussies Complete First Major Political Project for AN

Over the past three months, Australian members of Atheist Nexus have been working on a major submission to Australia's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Last year, the Commission called for public submissions on a discussion paper entitled, "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century". The last study of this kind was conducted in 1998 and attracted input from many of Australia's leading atheist, humanist and rationalist groups.



We have been pleased to add our… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on February 22, 2009 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

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