17th May – Why #FOOTY4IDAHO Matters – Stamp Out Homophobia In Sport

Today - which is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) - things go to a new level.AFL superstars including Brownlow Medallist Jobe Watson, Scott Pendlebury, Jude Bolton, Drew Petrie, Patrick Dangerfield and Chris Judd - to name just a few - are putting their weight behind a campaign to stamp out gay slurs in the game, both on and off the field.These players are taking a pledge to stamp out the use of homophobic language, while also raising awareness of the damaging effects it can … [Read more...]

The Daily Show: John Oliver’s Australia & Gun Control’s Aftermath

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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...]

Ben Goldacre’s Bad Education? – Guest Post By Jonny Scaramanga

What follows is a guest post by Jonny Scaramanga - you can find his site at http://leavingfundamentalism.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/JonnyScaramanga.Ben Goldacre is a bit of a hero to me. Like a lot of people, I discovered Bad Science and skepticism at the same time and found something I wanted to be part of. But now Dr. Goldacre has stepped into my field – education – and, frankly, he’s made a total balls-up of it.Now, there are lots of my peers in the … [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 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 All Campaign again … [Read more...]

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

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!

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 of i … [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

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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