Atheist Foundation Of Australia Releases National Curriculum Submission

"Unfortunately, the secular and free nature of Australia is under attack by two main programs within the public school system: Special Religious Instruction (SRI) and the National Schools Chaplaincy and Secular Youth Worker Program (NSCSWP)." - AFA I'm fairly certain that you would have seen some recent Australian developments regarding these claims; The Friendly Atheist covered one development with Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of … [Read more...]

The This Is What I Think Of You Below The Line Voting Guide To The Western Australian Senate Re-Election

For everyone who isn't in my part of the world, the Western Australian Senate re-election will be held on Saturday April 5. The reason why it's a re-election is because we voted last September, but a re-count was called for because the contest for the last two seats left were really close... and it was discovered that around 1300 ballot papers went missing. This isn't typical for this country, you'll be pleased to hear. So, we're back to the polls again. It is recommended that if you … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – David And Margaret (At The Movies) Review Scott Ludlam’s speech

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Little Kitten – Australian Election: A Game of Polls

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On Australia To Resettle Refugees In Papua New Guinea

Rod McGurk - http://news.yahoo.com/australia-send-refugees-papua-guinea-095228523.html CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as "very hard line," aims to deter an escalating number of asylum seekers who travel to Australia in rickety fishing boats … [Read more...]

Sorry To Break It To You, “The Fifth Estate”, But Australians Don’t Sound Like That

But I might see your film anyway. Perhaps. Benedict Cumberbatch being Julian Assange: (Besides, anything that's going to feature Stanley Tucci doing the sexy-thang with the glasses is going to make me guffaw at inappropriate moments during the more serious content.) … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Egypt : The Next President

This 12 year old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcasts! Want To Know About Vaccination Efforts In Australia?

Two episodes pinged out on the Token Skeptic over the weekend - one is the second political interview I've ever conducted. You may have noticed in the news: Medical Observer on how the former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown distances himself from AVN. Not long after this interview I conducted... where I did ask if there were other politicians following similar immunisation support strategies. Episode One Hundred And Sixty Three – On Immunisation (Part One) – Interview With Senator … [Read more...]

ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit Videos Now Out!

So - it's been a while since I've blogged! Thankfully, teaching is now over for the term and with a little holiday in the near future to focus on upcoming studies and recording, all should be back on track. The 365 Days of Philosophy blog has, as always, been keeping up with every day. Up next is an update about all the podcasts, including ones that appear to have been listed, but not actually downloadable via iTunes. Which is frustrating, but able to be amended. Until then - check out the … [Read more...]

“I Will Ask Myself – What Would Wendy Do?! Then I Will Keep Running”

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This is hilarious - and yes, the Washington Post has already mentioned it, but here's some more highlights. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis had a moment in the spotlight Tuesday evening, as her 13-hour filibuster against a bill to restrict abortion rights made her an instant hero to many on the left. She also wore some awesome pink running shoes.   Reviews include: These go perfectly with any back brace you may need after good old fashion filibusting for 9 hours (with 4 more to … [Read more...]