Free flu vaccination day in Sydney – May 4

Getting vaccinated against seasonal flu protects you and your community, so Australian Skeptics Inc is once again hosting a free flu vaccination clinic. This will be held at the East Sydney Doctors on Saturday 4th May 2019 from 2pm. Vaccines are free for attendees (though some people may already qualify…

Aust Skeptics Inc on Christchurch tragedy

Australian Skeptics Inc is deeply saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday which targeted the Muslim community. Our deepest condolences go out to all those affected, those who are grieving the terrible loss of family, friends, colleagues, neighbours through an act of violent hatred. We stand with…

Aust Skeptics Inc statement on climate change

In 2010, Australian Skeptics Inc. released a statement about the troubling use of the term “Skeptics” or “Sceptics” in the context of climate science. We now expand our position on so-called “climate change scepticism”. After more than 60 years of research, the agreement among scientists is that the climate is…

melbourne trams skeptic convention

Skepticon 2019 – December 6-8, Melbourne

The Victorian Skeptics has released details for Skepticon 2019, the Australian Skeptics National Convention. After two successful Skepticons in Sydney, this annual event is returning to Melbourne. Skepticon 2019 will be held close to the Melbourne CBD between 6th and 8th December 2019. There will be many international speakers and…

Review finds Wilyman anti-vax PhD “incomplete”, “biased” and “flawed”

A critical appraisal by researchers finds controversial thesis is influencing anti-vax decisions despite “outright misrepresentation of facts”

Mike Willesee – trailblazing journalist, Skeptics winner and loser

The only person to win both positive and negative awards from Australian Skeptics

TGA makes minor changes to medicines indications list

Revisions ignore many pseudoscientific claims used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine

ASI position statement on “gay conversion therapy”

Australian Skeptics Inc. (ASI) commends Daniel Andrews and the Victorian government for the recently announced plan to ban “gay conversion therapy” across the state. These church-based therapies are not based on scientific evidence, have been proven not to work, and are well known to cause physical and psychological harm. Gay…

Vic Skepticamp postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp VII, originally advertised to be held in Airey’s Inlet on Saturday 23rd February, has been postponed to a date to be advised, possibly in April.

Britt Hermes campaign – an update on the defamation case

Britt Hermes gives the latest info on her defamation case and the fund-raising campaign mounted by Australian Skeptics