2019 Brisbane SkeptiCamp June 9

The 2019 Brisbane SkeptiCamp will be held on June 9 at the Sideshow arts centre in West End. The “(sort of) annual” event is a joint effort between Brisbane Skeptics Society, Gold Coast Skeptics, and Queensland Skeptics. SkeptiCamp is an ‘un-conference’. Less formal than a normal Skeptics convention, anyone with…

Susan Gerbic for Skepticon 2019

Susan Gerbic, founder of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW), will be a featured presenter at Skepticon 2019 in Melbourne this December. GSoW sets out to improve skeptical content on Wikipedia. It does this by developing and editing pages of skeptical spokespeople, providing noteworthy citations, and removing unsourced claims from paranormal…

SGU for Skepticon 2019

The Vic Skeptics have announced that the entire team from the acclaimed international podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (SGU) are to be the keynote speakers at Skepticon 2019, the Australian Skeptics National Convention. SGU is one of the most respected podcasts on skepticism, critical thinking, reason and the…

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