Queen’s Birthday honour for Ken Harvey
Leading critic of pseudomedicine given Member of the Order of Australia
Edith Cowan Uni bans crystal healing training seminars
Edith Cowan University has decided to ban training seminars on crystal healing from its campus. The seminars have apparently been running on the university grounds since 2011, and the next was due to take place on June 25. But in response to queries from Australian Skeptics Inc, ECU Vice-Chancellor Prof…
“Experimental” Webster technique approved by Chiropractic Australia
Chiro Australia president says it’s OK to “experiment” on pregnant women
Pro-vaccine measures in 2017 Budget
Anti-vaxxers hit in hip pocket; promotion of benefits broadened
TGA consultation on therapeutic goods – ear candles, homeopathy
Submissions covering various options close on May 12
Tickets now available for Skepticon
The 33rd Australian Skeptics National Convention, November 2017 – early bird discounts for Skeptics
Homeopathy groups’ attack on NHMRC – the missing submission
A ‘scathing’ attack on the NHMRC critical report on homeopathy seems to have been disowned by its authors.
Homeopathic teething tablets recalled
TGA has advised that the products, which contain belladonna, should be returned to their place of purchase.
Quizzing scientists in the age of alternative facts
Non-alternative facts – how well are they communicated?
Interactive map for global measles immunisation rates
A chart published by the World Health Organisation gives fascinating data on how immunisation rates have risen and declined.