The Rationalist Association of NSW
The Rationalist Association of NSW was founded in 1912. We define rationalism as the attitude of mind which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason. It is a system of philosophy and ethics independent of all arbitrary assumptions or authority. Rationalism was a movement that emerged in the second half of the 19thC, particularly in the wake of Charles Darwin, whose book, Origins of the Species, provided a scientific foundation for thought independent of religious speculation.
Rome says no right to freedom from religion
HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK IN AUSTRALIA, SAYS THE UN
The Australian Government has been strongly criticised for the "chilling effect" its actions have unleashed on human rights defenders in Australia in a UN report released last week, and Special Rapporteur Michel Forst told the UN's Human Rights Council he was "astonished" to observe "mounting evidence of regressive measures" being pursued by the Government. See here.
LORDS COMMITTEE: RESPECT THE LAW BEFORE “THE VALUES OF OTHERS”
CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEGALLY QUESTIONABLE
Each state makes it illegal to discriminate against a person on the ground of religion in employment decisions. These anti-discrimination rules apply to public schools and their hiring decisions. See here.
Also, federal and some state governments have STOPPED COUNTING COMPLAINTS against the school chaplains program and NO STATES KEEP RECORDS of the faith of chaplainns. See here.
POLLIES IGNORE PUBLIC OPINION
BELIEVE IT OR NOT - IT'S MY RIGHT!
HOLDING THE CHURCHES ACCOUNTABLE
Child abusing churches should lose charity status: former tax official. Terry Hamilton expresses concern at the number of unchallenged breaches of taxation law by Australia's religious institutions.
Victoria criticised for delaying decision on confessional reporting. Critics say Victorian government is 'still putting the church ahead of children'.
Survivors query treatment of Peter Hollingworth. Child sexual abuse survivors' group asks why Hollingworth was not asked to resign after royal commission report.