Bent Spoon to celebrity chef Pete Evans

Annual ‘piffle’ award goes to paleo-diet and pseudomedicine promoter, Pete Evans.

CAA president-to-be stands down

Thanks in no small part to the work of 2014 Skeptic of the Year, Peter Tierney, the president-elect of the Chiropractors Association of Australia has resigned from that position as well as her place as member of the CAA Board. Dr Helen Alevaki admitted making “sneaky” visits to a Melbourne…

Tickets on sale for 2015 convention

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Australian Skeptics National Convention. Special deals include reserved seating in rows 1 and 2, and early bird offer of seating in rows 3 and 4. And, of course, the gala dinner. Running from October 16-18, the Convention features such luminaries of the…

Free paper on social marketing of facilitated comms

For a limited time, a new paper on the social marketing of facilitated communication is available to download. The paper is jointly authored by Bronwyn Hemsley and Stephen Dann. Associate Professor Hemsley is a certified practising speech pathologist with 26 years’ experience in working with people with communication disabilities in…

GP’s should turn backs on homeopathy

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has issued a statement on homeopathy, following the NHMRC’s recent finding that there was no scientific evidence to support homeopathic treatments. The RACGP statement advises that: • Medical practitioners should not practice homeopathy, refer patients to homeopathic practitioners, or recommend homeopathic products to…