Rationalist Society of Australia


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Welcome to the Rationalist Society of Australia,

Australia’s oldest freethought association.

Rationalists hold that all significant beliefs and actions should be based on reason and evidence, that the natural world is the only world there is, and that answers to the key questions of human existence are to be found only in that natural world.

“We’re in favour of science and evidence, as opposed to superstition and bigotry.”


Latest news

April 2014

The Autumn edition of the Australian Rationalist journal is now out, featuring the emerging issue of Transhumanism.  We also cover the battle over religion in education – see SRI – the battle over religion in schools.

Pick it up at selected newsagencies around Australia.  To find your closest stockist, ask us at info@rationalist.com.au

February 2014

The RSA rejects the notion that the Australian National Curriculum needs a greater “Judeo-Christian” slant and calls for greater focus on how to develop Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability, and Intercultural Understanding. See our submission to the Review of the National Curriculum here.