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: 344
Latest Activity: Aug 16

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 May 27, 2009 at 9:56pm
You'd better do it back next dinner or you'll be excommunicated!

YEAH BABY, YEAH!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on May 27, 2009 at 9:27pm
@Luke: So now everyone knows the secret password to the Sunshine Coast Atheists' Group:


"Are you feeling horny, baby?"

Is nothing sacred on this site .....
Comment by Luke on May 27, 2009 at 8:21pm
@ Kristy: Horns at dinner would be funny. LOL. They wouldn't have to be battery operated flashing ones. We could try different kinds. Some nice little stick on ones for the forehead or the Alice band kind.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on May 27, 2009 at 8:16pm
@ Luke: Nah, as long as Rosemary wears her horns and forked tail we'll recognize her easily.
Comment by Luke on May 27, 2009 at 8:10pm
@ Rosemary. We have a monthly dinner at Noosa. It might coincide with your trip. When will you be in SE Qld? Kristy, should we give here the secret SCAMG greeting codes?
Comment by Luke on May 27, 2009 at 8:08pm
We haven't got an acronym! You can't be a real organisation without an acronym. I suggest AKaSPag. Like SCAMG it just rolls of the tongue. :)
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on May 16, 2009 at 11:58pm
Hi All.

Looks like my family will be visiting relatives and friends in Oz land this coming school break: our summer, your winter.

We will be visiting my mother in Melbourne, my brother in Perth and hope to find some time to explore northern New South Wales and southern Queensland with a view to moving there when we finally return home.

I'd love to meet up with some of you. What are the possiblities?
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on May 10, 2009 at 2:25am
Look forward to meeting you there! We'll have to think of a secret Atheist Nexus handshake - or wear purple carnations in our lapels or something!
Comment by edithkeeler on May 10, 2009 at 2:06am
Will do, Kristy. Haven't been to Melbourne for ages so a good excuse.
Comment by Justin Pearson Smith on May 10, 2009 at 12:59am
Even so it feels costly especially since I'd probably only be able to make it for one day. I guess I'll have a better idea closer to the date. March is pretty far off still.
 

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