Tag Archives: skeptical activism

Salvation Army Homophobia: The Marriage Equality Submission

The Salvation Army claims it does not discriminate against gay people. However, their submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, regarding 2012′s proposed marriage equality legislation, tells a different story. Here is what they had to say: The Salvation Army, both internationally and within Australia, has a long history of non-discriminatory [...]

Power Balance Australia bust: reason wins, no thanks to Priceline

Last year, I wrote about Power Balance wristbands, Priceline Pharmacy and Small World Social. The pharmacy was selling the thoroughly debunked stupidity indicators at checkout counters, and the Small World ‘social media experts’ they employed sent critics private Facebook messages when we tried to fix this Last week, we got some good news. After a [...]

Countdown to #Skepticamp Australia

The very first Skepticamp Australia event is this Saturday: Skepticamp Sydney 2011! What is Skepticamp? Skepticamp is an unconference, where the attendees are also the presenters! It’s a free event (even the food is free!), and everyone who comes is invited to contribute a short presentation. It’s open, collaborative and fun! Based on the very [...]