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With the 2012 Global Atheist Convention only one month away, the AFA is again advertising on public transport in Melbourne. Using a provocative quote by Woody Allen, “IF GOD EXISTS, I HOPE HE HAS A GO...
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While the godless may vary in the degree to which they view religion as a pernicious force in the lives of individuals, the hackles of unbelievers are almost unanimously raised when the issue of the influence of religious beliefs on political decision-making comes up. The fascinating, complex, and often frustrating interaction of sacred and secular factions in the political arena is a subject that demands discussion, and the Atheist Foundation of Australia is proud to present a unique opportunity to watch a panel of intelligent and well-informed speakers contribute their two cents worth to the public debate.

Addressing the subject of the intersection of politics and religion, our distinguished panelists include Australian Sex Party leader Fiona Patten ; author, academic and political commentator Marion Maddox; journalist, author and blogger Dick Gross; and Victorian Greens MP Colleen Hartland. Moderated by radio presenter Derek Guille, it is sure to be a thought-provoking experience, a highlight of the convention programme, and yet another very good reason to be at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in April.
Check out their profiles via the speaker page on the GAC site
New speakers for the 2012 Global Atheist Convention will be announced regularly.
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Ben Elton is appearing at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
Ben Elton. Ben Elton is a hugely successful and influential stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, playwright, librettist and novelist whose work includes some of the funniest and most successful comedy of ...
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Shelley Segal will be performing at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention
Shelley Segal. Shelley Segal is a singer-song writer from Melbourne, Australia. Growing up in a musical family, Shelley began singing at age three. She started writing songs and performing from the ag...
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Syrian Refugee Crisis and Religion

The Government's announcement that it will permanently resettle an additional 12,000 Syrian refugees is welcomed by the Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA). We support helping displaced and desperate people as much as possible.

However, religion (or the lack of it) should not be a deciding factor in helping those in need.
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The 2012 Global Atheist Convention iPhone Application has been released.
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Jim Jefferies will be performing on the Friday night of the 2012 Global Atheist Convention.

Australian born, US-based Jim Jefferies is a world-class headliner who doesn’t pull any punches, making audiences roar with laughter at the kind of material many comedians would never pull off. Jim’s got the goods that enable him to charm and challenge a crowd in equal measures.

Jim’s breakthrough was in 2005 at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, when his storming performance in The Nasty Show made audiences, critics and fellow comics take note: it was followed by rave reviews and the need to put Jim further up the bill – more established comics were having trouble following him! Of course Jim’s return to that festival – a week-long run in 2007 – was completely sold out. By the time Jim made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut in 2009 with Hellbound, he had the HBO special I Swear To God under his belt. He has since followed that up with Alcoholocaust.

Able to deliver ‘family friendly’ material when required, Jim is as hilarious on television as he is on stage. His credits including appearances on Comedy Cuts, If.ComEddies (ITV), Heaven and Earth, Never Mind theBuzzcocks, (BBC), The History of Offensive Humour (Channel 4), Comedy Blue, The World Stands Up and Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy Channel).
Australian born, US-based Jim Jefferies is a world-class headliner who doesn't pull any punches, making audiences roar with laughter at the kind of material many comedians would never pull off. Ji...
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Mikey Robins will MC the Friday night of the 2012 Global Atheist Convention

Starting out in cabaret as part of Newcastle’s Castanet Club, Mikey Robins made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia’s best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entertainers on the strength of clever observations, quick one-liners and brilliant, biting banter.

Mikey spent seven years behind the microphone as the host of Triple J’s national breakfast show before becoming a team leader and audience favourite on high rating Good News Week and its various franchises.

On radio, Mikey’s also worked for Triple M and Vega, while his other television appearances include The Jesters, You Have Been Watching and regular guest spots on Sunrise, Spicks and Specks and The Fat.

Mikey’s also devised and hosted a series of documentaries about Australians and their favourite pubs for Channel 10 – leading to episodes being filmed overseas – and fronted shows for the Foxtel network, including Campaign and Hollywood Head To Head.

Mikey’s co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razor) and Big Man’s World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman) and written columns for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men’s Style.
Starting out in cabaret as part of Newcastle's Castanet Club, Mikey Robins made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia's best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entert...
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In the lead-up to the Global Atheist Convention, taking place in Melbourne in April this year, we're running a series of blog posts by participating speakers. Today we hear from Lawrence Krauss - American theoretical physicist and author of the upcoming book A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.
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Stella Young will be appearing at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention on the Friday night opening.
Stella Young. Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC's Ramp Up website, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. Born in Stawell ...
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The Global Atheist Conventions - Held in 2010 and 2012
This is the official Google + page for the Global Atheist Conventions.

The 2010 Global Atheist Convention and the 2012 Global Atheist Convention were the biggest ever atheist events yet in Australia’s history. They were held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

- Richard Dawkins
- Sam Harris
- Christopher Hitchens
- Daniel Dennett
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- PZ Myers
- Lawrence Krauss
- Eugenie Scott
- Annie Laurie-Gaylor
- Dan Barker
- Peter Singer
- Catherine Deveny
- Leslie Cannold
- Fiona Pattern
+ many more 
2010 hosted by Kylie Sturgess and Stuart Bechman
2012 hosted by Kylie Sturgess & Lawrence Leung

...and stay tuned for updates!
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