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Skepticon 2021 – register your interest now

Registrations of interest are now open for Skepticon, the 2021 Australian Skeptics Annual National Convention which this year will be held on November 20-21. It will be a joint event, held by Australian Skeptics in Sydney, Australia, and the NZ Skeptics in Wellington, New Zealand; with face-to-face and online participation…

Skeptics legal defence fund seeks volunteers

An international skeptics legal defence fund is in the process of being set up, following the successful defence of Britt Hermes, and it is calling for experienced and qualified volunteers with legal, marketing and fund-raising expertise to help out. In September 2017, skeptical activist Hermes was sued by a naturopath…

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…

TGA makes minor changes to medicines indications list

Revisions ignore many pseudoscientific claims used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine

Aust Skeptics campaigns and investigations – have your say

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

NICM offers alternative facts about alternative medicine

Bent Spoon nominee defends TCM claims, despite contradictions from WHO

Meryl Dorey and the AVN win 2009 Bent Spoon

The Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award was presented last night at the annual Skeptics’ Convention at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The Bent Spoon is awarded annually for the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudo-scientific piffle and is chosen from a list of public nominations…

Dick Smith funds pro-vaccination advertisement

Dick Smith has funded an advertisement placed in a national newspaper, The Australian, written by Australian Skeptics to alert parents to the dangers of the Australian anti-vaccination lobby. Known as the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), this group spreads misinformation and falsehoods about the safety and effectiveneness of vaccines. “Dick Smith…