The Rationalist Society of Australia champions reason & evidence as the basis of public policy.
Rationalists believe all decisions should be based on reason and evidence. Our mission is to campaign
for rational public policy and promote reason in Australia, something we’ve been doing since 1906.
Find out more about the RSA.
Stung by its defeat in the same-sex marriage debate, the religious right is fighting back. The RSA is not opposed to laws that protect against discrimination on the ground of religion or belief; but the government’s Religious Discrimination bill is a sword for the powerful, not a shield for the vulnerable.
Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law became operative on 19 June 2019. Other states and territories are now holding inquiries into end-of-life options. The RSA supports guaranteed control over one’s body, free from religious interference.
The 2016 census results show a massive rise in the non-religious, now the single largest belief group in Australia. The RSA holds that everyone should be free to choose and hold their own religious OR non-religious worldview, provided they do not impose such views on others, and provided practices associated with such worldviews do no harm.