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 Maryam Namazie #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Eighteen 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 SecularStudents.org. Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger, and the spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women’s Liberation, and also the Equal Rights Now, One Law for … [Read more...]

Podcasts – ScienceRewired, 365 Days Of Philosophy And Token Skeptic Shows Now Out #scicomm

audioboo.fm/sciencerewired

I've been very busy over my brief holiday break - the important thing is that if you're in Australia and interested in science communication, science education and science outreach, that you check out some of the presenters at the forthcoming ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit and consider not only: Giving feedback on what is discussed (think of it like a "wiki" for things that will be raised at the event), but Consider signing up to present yourself! For these interviews, … [Read more...]

The Australian Christian Lobby… Sorry, The AUSTRALIAN CAT LADIES’ New Site!

http://australianchristianlobby.org/

I'd seen rumblings of this happening on Twitter, having caught a 'holding' page before the launch - but here it is! Appears that the http://australianchristianlobby.org has let their site lapse...  and left the cat-door open! Done that myself with cat-doors, the little buggers get in and manage to gnaw their way into a box of doughnuts, despite people telling me that "cats don't like cake". What are the values of the Australian Christian Lobby Australian Cat Ladies? There's a number … [Read more...]

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

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

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

https://twitter.com/SLSingh/status/327069106115325953

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...]

Little Kitten – The Daily Show And Gun Control In Australia

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Ireland Revising Abortion Laws

A little while back I conducted an interview with the Skeprechaun Podcast, called Episode One Hundred And Forty Six – On Savita Halappanavar, where I asked some questions about their Skeprechaun episode #33 called “For Savita”. Both episodes contains potentially distressing content, as we both talk about the death of Savita Halappanavar. News today from the Sydney Morning Herald: DUBLIN: Ireland will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, including when suicidal, … [Read more...]

Want To Know Why The Atheist Census Is Back Up? Or About A New Young Atheist Survival Guide?

It’s a two-for-one Token Skeptic! Token Skeptic Podcast, episode #149 - On The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide And The Atheist Census! Firstly, an interview with Hemant Mehtah, where we talk about his new book, The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide: Helping Secular Students Thrive. Hemant Mehta, ”The Friendly Atheist” blogger at patheos.com, discusses how to deal with teachers and administrators who promote faith in public schools, handle the peer pressure and ostracism that may … [Read more...]

Hear Me On The Atheist Nomad Podcast (While Pondering Buying A Tauntaun Sleeping Bag)!

Currently packing and covered in Lindt chocolate (which is just the way I like me) - because I'm taking a break and will be blogging later in the week - in the meantime... the Atheist Nomad podcast! Atheist Nomads Episode 16 – Teaching Critical Thinking with the Token Skeptic’s Kylie Sturgess Hear - me struggle to articulate the concept of pastoral care by talking around the topic for about five minutes and completely neglect to actually say the words "pastoral care"! Cringe - at the sound … [Read more...]