Hi Robert, the Melbourne convention is being organized in co-operation with Atheist Alliance International - the same 'crowd' that are organizing the LA convention.
Sorry you won't be able to make it to Melbourne, but the Richard Dawkins Foundation will be taping his address and it will be available on DVD. Not sure about any plans for doing videos of the other speakers, but I would think it's a distinct possibility.
Hi Robert! Welcome to Atheist Nexus. I'm Kris from Queensland. You'll find lots of people who agree with you here! Take a look at some of the issues we're tackling on the Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists group. You might also like to look at this discussion on Hillsong's 'etiquette' programme, Shine, which is offered as a 'secular' programme in Queensland schools. On behalf of our Australian members, my co-host, The Irreverent Mr Black and I are working with the Australian Secular Lobby and some other interested parties on this matter right now.
By the way, do you know about the forthcoming Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 March next year? Have a look at the website - it's going to be huge!