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Humanists reject marriage equality plebiscite

Published Wed, 14/09/2016 - 12:32

Today, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has introduced legislation to hold a marriage equality plebiscite in Parliament.

This plebiscite has been rejected by the people most affected by the issue; LGBTIQ+ Australians who will have to endure the campaign. A campaign that will no doubt be characterised by hateful rhetoric from bigoted religious extremists and fundamentalists.

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies does not support this plebiscite.

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Brand new Web Site

Published Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:44

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc is excited to launch our brand new website! 

In the past various past CAHS committee's of CAHS have had trouble in maintaining our web presence due to a variety of reasons (skills being the main one). It is hoped that this redesigned site with a brand new backend will make it much easier for our committeed volunteers to maintain and upload new and interesting articles regularly.

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Humanist of the Year awards for 2016 Announced

Published Sun, 08/05/2016 - 03:44

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc is pleased to announce the recipients of Australian Humanist of the Year and Young Australian Humanist of the Year.

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Safe Schools are essential for all!

Published Thu, 24/03/2016 - 05:01

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc. is proud to be among one of many supporters of Safe Schools Coalition Australia.

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Australian Humanist Conference - Brisbane 2016

Published Tue, 29/09/2015 - 01:24

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies is pleased to announce that the next Australian Humanist Conference will be held in Brisbane from May 27 to 29, 2016!

Over the course of two and a half days, Humanists from around Australia will meet to discuss issues facing Australia today, listen to some amazing people on topics of interest and help shape the direction of Humanism in Australia into the future.

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A secular country demands a secular response

Published Tue, 08/09/2015 - 22:12

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc. calls upon the Australian Government to ignore calls for a religious test of those we might offer asylum and protection to as is being

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Surprise! Christian Lobby Group Objects!

Published Thu, 03/09/2015 - 21:36

The Christian lobby group, FamilyVoice Australia has come out to object to the Australian Bureau of Statistics changes to Question 19, "What is the person's religion?"

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Special Religious Instruction "Axed" in Victoria

Published Fri, 21/08/2015 - 22:39

Special religious instruction will be removed from the curriculum in Victoria from next year. SRI classes may still be offered by providers but they must be held in non-teaching times. Either recess or lunch breaks or as before or after school programs.

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Australian Humanist - The Past and the Future

Published Tue, 21/07/2015 - 22:05

It's been a busy month and a half for the new Council of Australian Humanist Societies Executive. The transition process has been completed and we thank the past CAHS Executive for all the work they did keeping the organisation running smoothly. Transition isn't the only thing that has happened since the handover started in the last weekend of May. We've been busy tracking down and posting past copies of Australian Humanist to the website.

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An Award, an AGM, and a Change in Leadership

Published Tue, 09/06/2015 - 01:33

On May 30 the Humanist Society or Western Australia hosted the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) together with its National Convention. At this AGM a new leadership team was elected to manage CAHS whilst at the convention the 2015 Australian Humanist of the Year was presented to Dr Carmen Larwence.

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