Free speech in The Skeptic – June issue out now

The June 2019 issue of The Skeptic magazine has been published, with a feature devoted to the nature, history and misuse of free speech. Also featured are articles in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon by Apollo 11 – what it means for science…

Britt Hermes successful in defamation lawsuit

Naturopath’s claims dismissed by German judge

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…

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

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

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