Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists


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: 340
Latest Activity: Mar 1

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


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:

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:

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 13, 2010 at 7:43am
Radio interview on secular education with Hugh Wilson of the Australian Secular Lobby.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 13, 2010 at 7:32am
Will cover this in more depth tomorrow, but for now, just know that our Australian Atheist Nexus members were out fighting the good fight for secular education in a protest at Parliament House, Brisbane today! Woohoo!

Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 10, 2010 at 3:07pm
Ah, Felch! I see that PhD you ordered arrived. Inspired by 'Dr' Danny Nalliah, no doubt? ;-)
Comment by Limber Lightfoot on April 9, 2010 at 5:25am
I think the Catholic church's preference for the collective noun for atheists is a "pyre of atheists".
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 9, 2010 at 12:24am
Embiggen Books - A Ripping Yarn! Someone should make a movie of it, but let's start with a 'must-read' blog post! How a couple met (dancing on tables), parted, reunited, discovered a shared passion for reason, science and art, started a bookshop, a crusade for reason and a family (simultaneously!) and survived the Global Financial Crisis (with your help!).

Please help spread the word and pass this link on through your own networks!
Comment by Luke on April 8, 2010 at 9:33am
We've had the biosphere and the atmosphere for at least 6000 years. :P Recently we came up with the term blogosphere.

I want to start calling the wacky doings of our theistic friends the religiosphere.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 7, 2010 at 1:39am
Hey Kid, someone posted a perfect collective noun for atheists on Twitter the other day: a reason of atheists!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 6, 2010 at 11:14pm
An article on my personal experience at the Global Atheist Convention has just been published in Atheist Alliance International's "Secular Nation" magazine. You can read it here: Atheist in Wonderland

Atheist Nexus members will see some familiar names and faces. ;-)
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 6, 2010 at 4:15am
Drivel I can live with.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on April 6, 2010 at 1:30am
Now, just remind me, Pell doesn't actually issue fatwas, does he?

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