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Important information for parents: the facts about vaccination.

Immunisation saves lives. Since the humble observations about cowpox made by Edward Jenner in the 1700s, vaccination programs have saved millions of lives and dramatically decreased child mortality and suffering. Diseases such as smallpox are now consigned to history, while polio has virtually disappeared. But sadly there are some people who are vehemently opposed to vaccinations. While they … Read on »

Latest Convention announcements: SGU Extravaganza, welcome social event and dinner entertainment

We’re pleased to announce three new exciting events for 2014 National Convention. SGU Extravaganza George Hrab and the SGU crew will be putting on a special show at 7pm on Friday, November 28  –  the day before the convention proper gets underway. It will take place at the Chatswood Club, and tickets will cost $25. Geo will host the SGU Skeptical Extravaganza … Read on »

Change at the top

Eran Segev has been elected president of Australian Skeptics Inc after a two year absence from the position. During those years, Richard Saunders, one of the best known faces of the Skeptical movement both in Australia and overseas, held the position and increased Australian Skeptics’ presence across a range of skeptical and paranormal events. He will remain … Read on »

Convention – five tickets for students to be won

Thanks to the generosity of the Australian Skeptics Science & Education Foundation, we have five free tickets to give away for students to attend the 2014 Australian Skeptics National Convention to be held in Sydney, November 29  –  30! Any current student can apply to win a free ticket  –  all you have to do is write an entry in 200 … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe + George Hrab

[ Tuesday, November 25, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Canberra Skeptics Proudly Presents The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe + George Hrab Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm Venue:  Finkel Theatre, John Curtain School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road Australian National University Ticket Price: $10 for general public, and $5 for Canberra Skeptics financial members or concession card holders.  Come join the cast of The Skeptics’ Guide to the … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: “The Making of The Vaccination Chronicles” and “Are Ghosts Scared of Skeptics?”

[ Wednesday, December 10, 2014; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Speaker: Richard Saunders Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission In this double-barreled talk, Richard Saunders will give an overview of the making of his new documentary “The Vaccination Chronicles”. How did he go about writing, filming and editing and what role is the worldwide skeptical community play? In … Read on »

George Hrab Live

[ Tuesday, November 25, 2014; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Canberra Skeptics Proudly Presents George Hrab Live Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Time: 8pm onwards Venue: King O’Malley Irish Pub Location: 131 City Walk, Civic Free Admission George Hrab – musician, skeptic and producer of the The Geologic Podcast – is coming to Canberra.  So come to King O’Malley’s Irish Pub for a chance to hear George sing songs from his albums … Read on »

Homeopaths given tacit approval in UK

In what has been described as “a slap in the face” to evidence-based medical practice, the UK Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) has formally accredited members of the UK Society of Homeopaths’ voluntary register under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health. Practitioners on the Society of Homeopaths’ register will … Read on »

UK and US perspectives at Australian Skeptics convention

Michael ‘Marsh’ Marshall, presenter of the Skeptics with a K podcast, co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics and the QED convention held in Manchester every year, and Project Director of the Good Thinking Society is just one of the latest additions to the speaker list for the 2014 Australian Skeptics National Convention. Marsh is particularly well-known around the … Read on »

Checkout/Chaser for Skeptics Convention

In a special consumer affairs discussion panel, the 30th National Australian Skeptics Convention will feature three entertainers from hit ABC satirical programs The Checkout and The Chaser! Julian Morrow, Kirsten Drysdale and Chas Licciardello are known for their fearless attacks on ignorance and double-dealing wherever that might be  –  politicians, shonky services or pseudoscience (vitamins a speciality). They will be joined … Read on »

The Vaccination Chronicles

Richard Saunders, international speaker, long time member of Australian Skeptics Inc. and judge on the hit TV series ‘The One’, released his short documentary film “The Vaccination Chronicles: if only” on YouTube for free in July 2014 as a reminder of a time before wide-spread vaccines were available. The documentary features stories of Australians from all walks … Read on »

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Skeptics Convention 2014

Skeptics Convention 2014 Our 30th annual convention will be held on 28 – 30 November in Chatswood, NSW. It will feature fantastic speakers, and is guaranteed to be lots of fun. Go to our shop to book your place.
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