“Illegal” for health funds to support some ‘natural’ therapies
Government reform drops public health insurance subsidy from a range of alt med treatments
Pre-convention “gathering of the Skeptics”
The casual get-together on the day before the Skepticon convention for meeting, greeting, socialising, networking, and having fun.
Meet and mingle at the Skeptics Convention dinner
Australian Skeptics’ social event offers the opportunity to wine and dine with the stars
“Australian-first” penalties for male hormone clinic
Company’s claims of increased sexual prowess deflated, but will they pay the fine?
ASI offers funds for skeptical programs and activities
The Australian Skeptics Grant Program supports events, prizes, talks, scientific research, speakers and operating costs.
Bent Spoon nominations for 2017 – ABC, NICM, Newcastle City Council, and more
Nominees include advice on burying cowhorns, how psychics get the keys to the city, and universities promoting pseudomedicine on campus.
Same-sex marriage ballot: Skeptics say ‘yes’ to science
Australian Skeptics Inc’s position statement on the nature and quality of the evidence put forward for the same-sex marriage ballot.
NSW Parliament: No conscientious objection to vaccination
Anti-vax rally in Sydney fails to sway pro-vaccination politicians
“Top clairvoyant” refuses Skeptics’ $100,000 challenge
Ruthie Phillips, self-professed “Australia’s Top Clairvoyant-Medium” says psychics can’t be 100% accurate – “it’s an inexact science”.
Update – the missing homeopathy submission
Growing international activism re homeopathy ‘submission’ against NHRMC report, but questions about its existence still exist in Australia.