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More convention speakers – top communicators

Australian Skeptics are pleased to announce two new speakers for the 2014 convention. These additions cover the best of science and skeptical communication  –  in the media and in the schools. Peter Hadfield, a journalist with a degree in geology and over 20 years’ experience working in print, radio and television, is well known as a prolific YouTuber on scientific issues, including … Read on »

One-day tickets for convention

We’re happy to announce that one-day tickets are now available for the Australian Skeptics National Convention in November. For those with limited time, this will provide the perfect opportunity to attend sessions on either Saturday, November 29, or Sunday, November 30. You can make a choice based on your own availability or on the presentations on a … 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 »

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 »

Win against faith healing for NZ health group

A New Zealand church which advertised that a prayer session could heal health problems, including “incurable diseases”, has been told to remove the advertisement. The newly formed NZ Society for Science Based Healthcare made a complaint to the NZ Advertising Standards Authority about a brochure from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, which contained … Read on »

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Skeptics Convention 2014

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