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

Aust Skeptics Inc publishes inclusivity statement

Australian Skeptics Inc (ASI) has developed and published an “inclusivity and diversity” statement which acknowledges that “communities are filled with diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all community members”. ASI is “committed to the presence and contributions of all persons, regardless of…

A bad day for Sarah

Bent Spoon award goes to social media ‘health guru’ Sarah Stevenson

Aust Skeptics campaigns and investigations – have your say

Your chance to get involved in Skeptics’ projects- suggestions and contributions welcome