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Australian Humanists support Marriage Equality

Published Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:36

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) strongly supports marriage equality and urges all humanists, and all Australians, to support marriage equality in the upcoming postal survey.
All people should have equal rights to marry the (adult) partner of their choice. Supporting marriage equality is part of building a society that respects human dignity and equality. CAHS strongly urges all humanists, and all who oppose discrimination, to support marriage equality.


Humanists welcome the real good news

Published Thu, 29/06/2017 - 09:38

Humanists see the positives in the ongoing and accelerating decline of religion in Australia. Humanism offers a values based alternative to religion, an alternative that does not rely on imaginary super beings.

The release of the 2016 Census confirms that more and more Australians are turning away from religion. The Australian Humanist movement fully expects that the number of Australians identifying as having no religion will increase yet again with the next census.


CAHS joins global campaign to protect humanists at risk

Published Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:00

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies is joining a network of non-religious groups to raise funds to provide advocacy and support to humanists and atheists who are facing persecution and targeted violence around the world.


Right-to-Die Campaigner recognised as Australian Humanist of the Year 2017

Published Wed, 01/03/2017 - 14:53
Dr Rodney Syme; Australian Humanist of the Year 2017
Dr Rodney Syme; Australian Humanist of the Year 2017 and right-to-die campaigner
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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.


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.


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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