Australian Humanist

Australian Humanist is the quarterly journal of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. It contains Humanist articles from throughout Australia, as well as international features. Affiliated Society members receive a hard copy as part of their membership and you can join a society here. You may also purchase a standalone subscription here. You can download PDF versions of selected back issues on this page.

Australian Humanist - 118 - Winter 2015

  • Carmen Lawrence - Australian Humanist of the Year 2015
  • AHoYs 1983 - 2015
  • Facing evil
  • Vale Ray Dahlitc
  • Atheist in a Foxhole
  • Dalit villiage report
  • The Case for Reform

Australian Humanist - 117 - Autumn 2015

  • The Challenges of culture and the immortal society
  • World Humanist Congress
  • Oxford Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression
  • Astronomy in Indigenous knowledge
  • William Kelly, humanist artist

Australian Humanist - 116 - Summer 2014

  • World Humanist Congress - 2014
  • Positive Humanism
  • Barbara Smoker on Existence
  • Humanism in Japan
  • Need for nuclear power

Australian Humanist - 115 - Spring 2014

  • Geoffrey Robertson - Acceptance Speech
  • Ground Zero
  • World Humanist Day
  • Ethics education, for & against
  • VAle Vic Lloyd 1989 AHoY
  • Humanist approach to morals & ethics
  • Fiji - a paradox
Cover of Australian Humanist issue 115

Australian Humanist - 114 - Winter 2014

  • Geoggrey Robertson: Australian Humanist of the Year
  • atheism = ‘terrorism’
  • Fiji’s secular society
  • On consciousness
  • Explainer: the law and RI
  • Decline of Christianity in NZ
  • Aspirations of young gay people
Geoffrey Robertson, 2014 Australian Humanist of the Year

Australian Humanist - 113 - Autumn 2014

  • Refugee 'crisis'
  • Virgin birth
  • Oz and NZ soft theocracies
  • Adopt a Dalit village
  • New secular coalition

Australian Humanist - 112 - Summer 2013

  • Striking the wrong note: Sixth Anniversary of the Northern Territory Intervention
  • Ethics education
  • Separation church and state in New Zealand
  • Epicurus
  • Brief reflections on some Enlightenment figures
  • Practical ethics: the free range egg debate