French government makes vaccination for kids compulsory
Parents in France will be legally obliged to vaccinate their children from 2018, the government has announced. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said it was “unacceptable” that children are “still dying of measles” in the country where some of the earliest vaccines were pioneered. This follows some concerning stats on…
Top speakers for 2017 Skeptics Convention
International and local presenters promise a great event of science, skepticism, critical thinking, activism, with a healthy dose of critical thinking, a dash of humour and a great deal of common sense.
Ban homeopathy in pharmacies, says industry review
Government-appointed review of pharmacy regulation says homeopathic products should be banned from pharmacies and complementary medicines shelved separately to evidence-based medicine.
Skeptics offer help for National Convention ancillary events
Australian Skeptics Inc has put out an offer of help to any individuals or organisations interested in holding Skeptical events to run alongside the coming National Convention. The Convention – the 33rd in a continuous series – will be held on November 18-19 2017 at the City Recital Hall, Sydney….
Queen’s Birthday honour for Ken Harvey
Leading critic of pseudomedicine given Member of the Order of Australia
Edith Cowan Uni bans crystal healing training seminars
Edith Cowan University has decided to ban training seminars on crystal healing from its campus. The seminars have apparently been running on the university grounds since 2011, and the next was due to take place on June 25. But in response to queries from Australian Skeptics Inc, ECU Vice-Chancellor Prof…
“Experimental” Webster technique approved by Chiropractic Australia
Chiro Australia president says it’s OK to “experiment” on pregnant women
Pro-vaccine measures in 2017 Budget
Anti-vaxxers hit in hip pocket; promotion of benefits broadened
TGA consultation on therapeutic goods – ear candles, homeopathy
Submissions covering various options close on May 12
Tickets now available for Skepticon
The 33rd Australian Skeptics National Convention, November 2017 – early bird discounts for Skeptics