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Old 9th June 2012, 12:52 PM
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Default Signed posters from GAC being auctioned

For those of you who don't receive GAC newsletter, 3 posters are being auctioned on ebay with proceeds going to 1 of AFA, Kasese Humanist School in Uganda, and Ron Williams High Court Challenge of the school chaplaincy program


High Court Challenge to the constitutional legitimacy of the NSCP

To date, nearly half a billion taxpayers’ dollars have been committed to fund the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP). This program puts largely unqualified, religious practitioners into our secular public schools at a time when the ratio of students to qualified counsellors is pitifully low. The Australian Psychology Society says there is ‘clear evidence that school chaplains are engaging in duties for which they are not qualified’ and that this amounts to ‘dangerous professional behaviour’. In 2009, frustrated parent Mr Ron Williams sought advice regarding a possible High Court challenge to the constitutional legality of the Commonwealth providing treasury funds to the National School Chaplaincy Programme. In February 2010, Horowitz & Bilinsky accepted the case. A trust account has been established to assist with the costs and disbursements associated with the High Court proceedings.

Kasese Humanist Primary School

Kasese Humanist Primary School is a secular school offering Nursery and Primary education to young people aged between 4 and 13 in the communities around Kasese Municipality in Uganda. The school is the first of its kind in the district and in Uganda for its set up on humanist values and ethics offering basic subjects as stipulated by the Uganda Primary school Curriculum and in addition subjects like Humanist studies. In all subjects taught at school, much emphasis is put on application of scientific & humanist principles in an effort to realise a potential all round pupil ready to be innovative, creative & skilled to do certain things at an early age.

Atheist Foundation of Australia

The Atheist Foundation of Australia is the largest, most active secular organisation in Australia, and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. It has organised 2 highly successful Global Atheist Conventions in 2010 and 2012, and ran the 'Mark No Religion' campaign during the 2011 Australian Census.
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Old 17th June 2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Signed posters from GAC being auctioned

Only 4 hours left!!!
Poster 1 has sold for $1548.00.

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Old 17th June 2012, 04:13 PM
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Lee said View Post
Only 4 hours left!!!
Poster 1 has sold for $1548.00.
Woohoo! I'm pleased to see that that's the one for Ron Williams.
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