Australia & New Zealand

Not religious any more?

The Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA) launches a campaign which invites Australians to mark ‘No religion’ on their Census form.

Australian Muslims being forced to assimilate, Islamic conference told

Radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir have accused the federal government of criminalising the Muslim community through its anti-terror laws.   According to SBS, Hizb Ut-Tarir says Muslims ar...

Australia Agricultural Minister Warns Same-Sex Marriage Will Damage Cattle Exports

According to The Gaily Grind, just when you thought you’ve heard every anti-gay marriage argument known to man, Australia’s outspoken agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce opened his mouth to...

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott…

Dear Prime Minister Tony Abbott,   I just read an article about how you want to cut funding to universities by 20% and spend more money training priests. Under your proposed higher education refo...

‘Lone wolf’ Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past

According to Reuters, the self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harbored deep grievances against the ...

The fight for secular schooling is not over

WRITTEN BY ANNE KELLEY, AAI NEWS TEAM Religious institutions are continuing to push religion into public schools – in all sorts of devious ways – despite the high court rulings against the Austr...

Let’s not be witnesses to a load of elitist nonsense

By: Tom Elliott 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses are set to arrive in Melbourne next week for a massive conference at Etihad Stadium. I’ve done some research into this religion and what I’ve discovered has ...

Backyard Terrorists

WRITTEN BY ANNE KELLEY, AAI NEWS TEAM Several recent raids on Sydney and Brisbane homes have brought to light a dangerous extremist ring of Islamic ISIL/ISIS supporters with plots to carry out terrori...

School chaplaincy debate ignores what ‘secular’ actually is

According to The Conversation, despite recent calls for its elimination and the High Court (again) finding that it was funded unconstitutionally, the Abbott government announced this week that it woul...

Anger over school prayer group ban

By Jewel Topsfield According to The Age, Lunchtime prayer and bible study groups run by teachers or volunteers have been banned at state schools in Victoria under a ministerial directive. The new poli...

Australian jihadists, and their plea for others to join Middle East terror groups

According to Daily Mail, Disturbing images and recruitment messages posted on the social media accounts of two notorious Australian jihadists reveal a horrifying glimpse into Islamic extremist groups ...

Christians set to become a minority in Australia

EASTER Sunday may be one of the most important Christian celebrations, but for many Australians it will just be about chocolate. According to Northern Star, the proportion of Australians who identify ...

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