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 Davo on March 2, 2010 at 9:20pm
Felch, It's not 2500 it's 1500 (excludes sunday only tickets) and it's only about 1200 orders. We have 18 registration lines organised plus an enquiries desk.
Hope that helps.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 2, 2010 at 6:41am
Well done Davo and the Global Atheist Convention Committee!
Comment by Davo on March 2, 2010 at 6:37am
The program for the Global Atheist Convention has been finalised :
Comment by Jake Farr-Wharton on March 2, 2010 at 4:12am
Dear fellow miscreants and heathens,

I'm travelling with my wife from sunny Qld to mopey Melbourne for the Atheist con next week, anyone know the names of any plush (cheap) hotels or respectable (not flea ridden) hostels near the convention centre?

Post here or gmail me

Peace to all,

Jake Farr-Wharton
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 2, 2010 at 2:22am
Hey Rigbyt! A very warm welcome to our group. It's a real honour to have you here.
Comment by Davo on March 2, 2010 at 2:20am
No wukkas, I know everyones hanging out, it's been a big juggling match with coordinating everyone pretty much up to now, I'll repost when the program goes up here, later tonight!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 2, 2010 at 1:57am
Thanks for the update, Davo. Anyone interested in checking out the program when it's up can go to:
Comment by Davo on March 2, 2010 at 1:45am
The program is actually being finalised atm and should be out hopefully later tonight.
The running sheet for organising is unbelievably huge, there is a massive amount that had to be tied down with everything from speakers to music timing to how the logistics of moving speakers from talks, seats and signings the list goes on.
We checked our walk thru at the convention centre friday and have worked for the past 4 days on finalising the run sheet for check off tonight.
Thanks for your patience, it's not as easy as appears.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 2, 2010 at 1:40am
Yes, have to admit it does seem a bit strange that there's no program a week out!
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on March 1, 2010 at 11:07pm
Write a letter of deep concern to Danny Nalliah at Catch the Fire Ministries.

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