Monthly Archives: October 2010


 Fitna: The Movie by Geert Wilders

In 2008 a short but highly controversial film produced by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, was released. The purpose of the film was to show how the Qur’an acts as a motivative tool for Islamic terrorism. Due to the nature of this film there are many attempts to have it censored.

I am self hosting it because it’s too long for YouTube and other services keep deleting it. If there are any issues with streaming this video I can be contacted at You can also download the .avi here.

Will the AVN ignore OLGR

Calling all Skeptics. We know that Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network likes to ignore government authorities and likes to claim that she is beyond their jurisdiction. With the recent Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing decision to revoke the AVN’s charity status, forbidding them from collecting donations coming into effect tomorrow (20th). The AVN will not legally be allowed to collect donations from members of the public from tomorrow onwards.

I propose that we keep a close watch on the AVN and if they do not remove their donations page tomorrow we should all send in donations and then immediately report the AVN to the OLGR for unlawful collection of donations. You can email the OLGR here:

It’s time to put this watchdog to sleep.

Perth Atheist Entertainment Night

The Perth Atheists are holding an entertainment night to take place on the 6th of November 2010 at Cups Cafe in Subiaco.

The night involves:

  • Quiz Night
  • Topical discussion by a panel of experts and comedians
  • YouTube
  • Live Science demonstration
  • Great Italian Food
  • BYO Alcohol
  • Bring your friends

For those who have not visited Cups Cafe ( it is one of Perth’s premier cafes. With some great food on the menu. This entertainment night is free to attend (although you will need to pay for your own food) so feel free to bring people with you.

Please RSVP on the Perth Atheist’s official event page. (You can signin with a Facebook or Meetup account) or visit our Facebook event page.

The Verdict is in on the AVN

The Australian Vaccination network will have it’s charity status revoked next Wednesday thanks to a decision from the NSW Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing to revoke the anti-vaccination networks charity status.

A CONTROVERSIAL NSW-based anti-vaccination group has been stripped of its charitable status after the state government found its appeals had not been conducted in good faith.

The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) was ordered in July to publish a disclaimer on its website stating the group was anti-vaccination and its material shouldn’t be read as medical advice.

On Thursday, the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) revoked the group’s charitable status on the grounds it had failed to publish the disclaimer as recommended by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC). Herald Sun

Strike #1: The HCCC Ruling

Strike #2: This is it!

Strike #3: Will it be the Copyright Violations?

This is turning out to be a pretty shitty year for the AVN and I hope the worse is yet to come.