Little Kitten – Ray Hyman – “How to Tell the Future” – TAM 2012

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Australia’s Daily Telegraph Continues #NoJabNoPlay Campaign – Gets Tony Abbott Endorsement

Morning paper in New South Wales - for the 12th May! What have they continued to serve up? Let's get political! By Jane Hansen - Tony Abbott backs No Jab, No Play campaign:A TONY Abbott-led government will crack down on people who choose not to vaccinate their children by supporting childcare centres' right to turn away children who are not immunised and by reviewing family benefit payments to vaccine refusers.In response to The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph's No Jab, No Play … [Read more...]

Holding the Australian Vaccination Network to Account – Video Of Anthony Roberts MP In Parliment

"The O'Farrell-Stoner Government is commited to protecting the community from being misled by the Australian Vaccination Network and its anti-immunisation scare campaign." … [Read more...]

Interview With Dr Brooke Magnanti #SSAWeek


Welcome to Hour Twenty-Two of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There’s 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at following is partially taken from the Token Skeptic podcast #127, where I interviewed Dr Magnanti, on her book The Sex Myth.What is a sex myth and how do we spot one? Where do our … [Read more...]

Interview With Let Toys Be Toys – Activists For De-Genderisation Of Toys #SSAWeek

Ben Goldacre supports Let Toys Be Toys

Welcome to Hour Three of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions!DONATE HERE!There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at Firstly, a press release by Let Toys Be Toys - I first learned about this group earlier this year via an article in the New Statesman, entitled "Since when were science toys just for boys?". J … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – AVN Under HCCC Fire, Swisse Vs ABC’s The Checkout And James “Bomb Detector” McCormick Jailed

Julian Morrow

A few links from around the traps, that have distracted me a little during this heinously busy week:Firstly, some good news - HCCC (Australian Health Care Complaints Commission) power boosted after anti-vax feud - The Medical Observer: THE NSW Health Care Complaints Commission’s (HCCC) bitter feud with anti-vaccine lobbyists has propelled the state government to dramatically increase the body’s powers, enabling it to launch practitioner investigations without a patient complaint.Until no … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – NECSS – Simon Singh Interviewed By Jamy Ian Swiss

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The Daily Show: John Oliver Investigates Gun Control in Australia – Part 2

Thanks to Comedy Central, you can also see Part One. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Checkout (Episode Five)

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Jabbed: Love, Fear And Vaccines – On Australian SBS, 26th May

jabbed screen shot facebook page

The interview I previously conducted with director Sonya Pemberton can be found on the Token Skeptic podcast, but you may also enjoy this teaser from the full transcript over on the Curiouser and Curiouser column for the CSI website: Kylie: Your next production, Jabbed, you've said that you have been seeking out voices to add to the investigation of vaccination claims?Sonya Pemberton: Yeah. Well, it is not an investigation of anti‑vaccination. I should be really clear. I started out last yea … [Read more...]

DONE! Lords Pass Defamation Bill! Simon Singh, Et Al, Rejoice #UK #LibelReform

Isn't it ALWAYS the way, that big things happen when you're stuck on public transport?He also writes: "Big thanks to ProfBrianCox & DaveGorman who were at Penderel's Oak 4 years ago, kickstarting #LibelReform science campaign"...which was FOUR years ago.Full story over on The Guardian: Laws that led to London being dubbed "the libel capital of the world" will be reformed after peers in the Lords voted to pass the defamation bill, ending a three-year campaign led by Liberal Democrat … [Read more...]