Irreligion in Australia
Atheism, agnosticism, deism, scepticism, freethought, secular humanism or general secularism are increasing in Australia. Post-war Australia has become a highly secularised country. Religion does not ...
David Walsh (art collector)
David Dominic Walsh (born 1961) is an Australian professional gambler who privately owns a substantial collection of art, and a winery.Walsh grew up Roman Catholic in the Glenorchy district of Hobart,...
Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer (/ɡrɪər/; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century. She resides in the Uni...
J. L. Mackie
John Leslie Mackie (/ˈmæki/; 25 August 1917 – 12 December 1981) was an Australian philosopher, originally from Sydney. He made significant contributions to the philosophy of religion, metaphysics...
Edward Woodward (judge)
Sir Albert Edward Woodward AC, OBE, QC (6 August 1928 – 15 April 2010) was an Australian jurist.
Edward Woodward was born in Ballarat in 1928 to Eric Woodward (later as Lieutenant Genera...
Jim Cairns
James Ford "Jim" Cairns (4 October 1914 – 12 October 2003), Australian politician, was prominent in the Labor movement through the 1960s and 1970s, and was briefly Deputy Prime Minister...
Ian Robinson (rationalist)
Ian Robinson (born 18 November 1940 in Melbourne, Australia) is President Emeritus of the Rationalist Society of Australia and immediate past Chairman of the Rationalist Association of Australia.
Helen Caldicott
Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted ur...
Chris Bowen
Christopher Eyles Bowen (born 17 January 1973) is an Australian politician who is the current Shadow Treasurer of Australia. He was briefly the Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Oppo...
John Latham (judge)
Sir John Greig Latham GCMG KC (26 August 1877 – 25 July 1964) was an Australian judge and politician who served as fifth Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia for seventeen years, from 1935 to ...
Philip Nitschke
Philip Haig Nitschke (/ˈnɪtʃkɪ/; born 8 August 1947) is an Australian humanist, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He campaigned successfully to have a leg...
Howard Florey
Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide OM FRS FRCP (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize i...
Rose Byrne
Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress.Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film Th...
Eva Cox
Eva Cox, AO (born 21 February 1938) is an Austrian-born Australian writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist. She has been an active advocate for creating a "more civil" society. ...
Council of Australian Humanist Societies
The Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) is the national umbrella organisation for Australian humanist Societies in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Austr...
Bill Hayden
William George "Bill" Hayden AC (born 23 January 1933) is an Australian politician who was the 21st Governor-General of Australia from 1989 to 1996. He was previously the Leader of the Labor Party and...
Joseph Post
Joseph Mozart Post OBE (10 April 1906 – 27 December 1972) was an Australian conductor and music administrator. He made an unrivalled contribution to the development of opera-conducting ...
Noel Counihan
Noel Counihan (4 October 1913 – 5 July 1986) was an Australian social realist painter, printmaker, cartoonist and illustrator active in the 1940s and '50s in Melbourne. An atheist, comm...
Sue-Ann Post
Sue-Ann Post (born 1964) is an Australian comedian and writer.Self described as "Australia’s favourite six foot, lesbian, ex-Mormon, diabetic, comedian and writer", Post has performed as a stand up co...
Terry Lane
Terry Lane is a radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist based in Melbourne, Australia. He was born in South Australia and was educated at Gawler High School. After studying for the ministry at the C...
Jill Singer
Jill Singer is a well-known Australian journalist, columnist and television presenter.
She began her journalism career as an ABC radio trainee in 1984. She worked her way up to become a senior rep...
Bob Brown
Robert James "Bob" Brown (born 27 December 1944) is an Australian former politician, medical doctor, environmentalist, former Senator and former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens. Brown wa...
Graeme Samuel
Graeme Julian Samuel AC (born 31 May 1946) is an Australian businessman. He was the Managing Director and head of the Melbourne office of M&A advisory firm Greenhill Caliburn, and is a member of t...
John Curtin
John Joseph Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945) was an Australian politician who was the 14th Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945 and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1935 to 1945. ...
Richard Carleton
Richard George Carleton (11 July 1943 – 7 May 2006) was a multi-Logie Award winning Australian television journalist.
Carleton was born in Bowral, New South Wales. He was educated ...
Lyn Allison
Lynette Fay "Lyn" Allison (born 21 October 1946) is an Australian politician. She was a member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2008, representing the state of Victoria. She was the last federal ...