Update notes

  • 25.03.17 President's reports in early 1960s to refresh memory of Dr Ian Edwards who passed away on 11 Mar 2017.
  • 22.02.17 Updated Meetup and activism pages.
  • 08.02.17 Updated Open Forum program.
  • 19.10.16 Added electronic Viewpoints Issues 2,3 & 4 for 2016.
  • 16.10.16 Updated links to new constitution in Articles and Membership links. Membership page includes linke to our privacy policy.
  • 20.09.16 New President's welcome message update - home page and here.
  • 17.09.15 Updated new office bearers 2016/17.
  • 13.08.16 Notice of dinner with AC Grayling put on our homepage News box.
  • 10.07.16 Updated HuVAT program.
  • 05.06.16 Link to the slides of the talk by Tibor Molnar, at Open Forum on 26 May, about scientists and philosophers needing to talk to each other available in the archive page.
  • 04.05.16 Added World Humanist Day 2016 program
  • 16.02.16 Updated recent HuVAT/Darwin Day meeting transcripts of talks
  • 15.02.16 Our response to resignation of Tim Wilson of the HRC
  • 13.11.15 Correction made to a record in 2013 in the Open Forum archive
  • 12.11.15 Homepage news box updated with link to Issues paper presented to us at the Religious Freedom roundtable under the auspices of the Human Rights Commission.
  • 30.10.15 Updated HuVAT Videos of John August's talk about economics now available.
  • 02.10.15 Updated HuVAT Q4 program - 8 Nov activism meeting details.
  • 05.07.15 Added electronic Viewpoints for 2015. AHOY homepage box and AHOY list updated.
  • 13.05.15 Updated an Occasion meeting World Humanist Day program.
  • 23.04.15 Videos of talk and discussion about Liberating Naturalism now available here
  • 17.02.15 Updated contact details in About us
  • 19.01.15 All 2014 issues of Viewpoints now available here.
  • 04.01.15 Celebrant information updated.
  • 30.11.14 Improved layout of our historic but still current euthanasia report.
  • 03.11.14 Special meeting with Roy Brown details added to News box and to the meetings HuVAT tab.
  • 13.10.14 Paypal link in News box now functioning.
  • 08.10.14 Link to GLAPD - Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development - website added (see under International Womens Day 2014).
  • 08.09.14 Paypal payment now available. Facility added to Words & Ideas/Introduction to Humanism link.
  • 07.09.14 Transcript of talk Women of the Enlightenment given by Gillian Ellis at HuVAT 13 July now available.
  • 14.07.14 Link to Chrys Stevenson's papers presented at Symposium now added in home page and meetings page.
  • 14.07.14 Added information of Symposium to Occasion meetings tab of Meetings page. International Womens Day 2014 videos are present in this tab of the Meetings page.
  • 01.07.14 Acceptance speech link added to Geoffery Robertson AHOY box in home page.
  • 01.07.14 Updated AHOY list
  • 27.06.14 Links to YouTube videos of the speeches given at the Symposium Enlightenment roots of Humanism in News box of home page.
  • 21.05.14 Updated 2014 AHOY on home page.
  • 24.03.14 Added Occasion meetings page.
  • 03.03.14 Darwin Day pages updated.
  • 19.02.14 new series Viewpoints now available here all issues from 2012 now available.
  • 16.02.14 Updated HuVAT program info: YouTube videos of Zoe's Law 2 panel now available.
  • 03.02.14 Viewpoints 2014 Q1 here.
  • 12.12.13 New president's message.
  • 02.10.13 Added grey out cover over news box when items are stale.
  • 20.09.13 Home page updated - notification of a debate coming up on 24 Sep.
  • 24.07.13 LH menu scheme uprated to include a drop down menu.
  • 30.05.13 Added page for ordering Dennis Morris African love song CDs.
  • 14.05.13 Humanist achiever link added to home page. Celebrant list updated, details about patrons added to about us page, affiliation and other links in about us page added to or removed out-of-date ones.
  • 14.05.13 Home page updated - Jane Caro AHOY 2013; news items of outcome of our national convention.
  • 16.03.13 Further developed the scrolling banner of homepage, added notes to female faces from the Enlightenment.
  • 15.03.13 Changed layout of homepage placing news box in a more prominent position. Added item to News box: "Sean Faircloth associated with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and science." Added NSW Humanist Meetup link to main menu. Added Sydney Atheist links to About us and to their page under meetings.
  • 07.03.13 Added 2nd female Enlightenment figure to Marquee - Sophie Condorcet wife of French philosophe Marquis de Condorcet, a leading Parisian lady who hosted salons for the philosophes hammering out what we know as Enlightenment values today.
  • 17.02.13 Updated Convention 2013 page.
  • 07.02.13 Added external picture of Humanist House to the Hall Hire page.
  • 05.01.13 Increased width of page box to 1000px.
  • 22.12.12 Added item to News box: "Catholic religion and the Law - Closer than you think."
  • 17.09.12 Updated Sydney Shove program and another of convenor's interest.
  • 09.08.12 Celebrant list updated - A new celebrant added
  • 15.07.12 Home page updated - Ron Williams to mount another High Court challenge to the Commonwealth.
  • 13.07.12 Added Sydney Atheists and Sydney Shove events
  • 28.04.12 YouTube videos of HuVAT talk 8 April now available.
  • 04.04.12 Added hyperlinks to affiliated organisations in the affiliations tab of the about us page
  • 03.04.12 Added item to News box about UNAA sponsored International Womens day celebrations 8 March.
  • 29.03.12 Put link to more views set of pages into an additional tab in the aboutus page and updated the more views pages.
  • 27.03.12 Added editor of Viewpoints to contacts list.
  • 25.03.12 Introduced fade over of images to another (this innovation does not work in IE). Fixed display problem of this page in IE.
  • 19.03.12 Updated hall hire page and grouped with other about us information. Added tabbed page layout to celebrant's listing. Added link in homepage news box to our submission to the ethics inquiry on the NSW Parliamentary website. Notice of Dying with Dignity AGM added to DWD links.
  • 06.03.12 Better tabbed page code from Adobe Spry. This uses Javascript as well as CSS.
  • 03.03.12 Introduced tabbed section layout to About Us pages.
  • 02.03.12 Superceded tabbed page code from http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/tabber/. License originates from the MIT. This uses Javascript as well as CSS.
  • 01.03.12 Scroller added to news links box at the bottom RH of home page to allow adding more items.
  • 30.01.12 Introduced "tabbed" form to the meetings page (did not work with IE ver 8 and less). Better code overcame this see 02.03.12 and 06.03.12 above.
  • 12.11.11 Religious right still twisting and turning to get rid of ethics classes see bottom link at bottom of home page.
  • 21.10.11 Wording for link to Dying with dignity changed.
  • 08.09.11 Podcast of Open Forum meeting 7 Sep now available.
  • 22.08.11 New updated podcast and powerpoint file from July HuVAT talk 22 Aug 2011.
  • 16.06.11 Link to Chrys Stevenson's reports about the High Court challenge to the NSCP.
  • 01.08.11 link on homepage to Miri Bassingthwaighte's Ethics for NSW Facebook page.
  • 23.05.11 link on homepage to AC Grayling speaking to his Good Book at the Sydney Writers Festival 2011.
  • 15.05.11 code for marquee improved and allowance made for IE; amount of homepage text reduced; voluminous text hived off to separate pages; link to Dr Leslie Canold's AHOY acceptance speech added.
  • 28.04.11 Added moving images marquee of Enlightenment philosophers to home page.
  • 25.04.11 Code improved for cross browser compatibility. These notes cast in new form. Steve Cooper and Hiram Caton's links removed - sites gone.
  • 19.04.11 Site changed and updated to new style using PHP to dynamically fill screen boxes. Older style pages will be progressively updated.
  • 27.02.11 Order information added for our new Introduction to Humanism book.
  • 25.02.11 Wayside Chapel events (one rescheduled), click Links.
  • 17.02.11 Added Facebook logos in some spots.
  • 10.01.11 Added link to newly created Facebook site in Contents and About Us pages.
  • 26.11.10 Articles listing amended or updated; address to VES updated to their new name in link.
  • 16.11.10 Link to campaign for same sex marriages added.
  • 13.10.10 Added link and page for ordering David Tribe's book Words and Ideas.
  • 05.10.10 Updated Office Bearers details and links in about us page.
  • 08.03.09 Darwin Day 2010 page installed.
  • 20.02.10 Application for membership over internet suspended.
  • 20.01.10 Electronic version of Viewpoints Vol 49: 1 now available.
  • 30.11.09 Rules updated with small corrections see members' page to access.
  • 10.11.09 Link to Global Atheist Convention added
  • 05.04.09 New menu link to information for children added.
  • 17.02.09 Link to IHEYO added
  • 15.02.09 A new celebrant added and Humanist Celebrant links updated.
  • 16.08.08 Contact details updated.
  • 21.07.08 Links menu added for direct access to Links section of About Us page; No to Pope coalition link and World Truth Day links moved to there.
  • 12.07.08 Fixed contents back levelling due to editing cordination and some broken links.
  • 11.07.08 Added links to campaigns against the Pope's visit and added a detail to HuVAT.
  • 12.02.08 Vic motions for AH Convention added.
  • 09.02.08 Qld motions for AH Convention added.
  • 04.02.08 NSW motions for AH Convention updated (rationale added).
  • 14.01.08 Added link, in About us page, to Hiram Caton's page criticising too much attribution of discovery of evolution to Charles Darwin.
  • 31.12.07 Initial celebrant page contact details updated.
  • 12.12.07 Added to articles page.
  • 08.09.07 Rules copy now has issue date, AGM draft Minutes available.
  • 20.06.07 Link to the Sydney Humanism Meetup Group added to About Us page links section.
  • 14.06.07 Executive list and some other items updated.
  • 30.07.07 Rules updated with amendments adopted in 2006.
  • 26.07.07 Broadened function of Viepoints page to link to other society documents.
  • 12.07.07 Introduced better anti-spam technique.
  • 10.07.07 Updated some details in About us page.
  • 20.03.07 Darwin day details put into past tense.
  • 12.02.07 Added links to web articles about difficulties parents have had with religion in schools. Access via "Articles" and look for word "parents" half way down page.
  • 19.01.07 Link to Humanist Society of WA added, updated contact details to CAHS and other states.
  • 06.01.07 Reorganised Darwin Day archived pages.
  • 17.12.06 Link to Humanist Society of Queensland updated.
  • 08.12.06 added Transcript of Jane Caro's speech to the Separation of church and state conference held in Melbourne June 2006.
  • 06.12.06 added Max Wallace's reply to Amanda Lohrey.
  • 03.12.06 added Max Wallace's reply to Bishop Frame about secularism and separation of church from state.
  • 19.11.06 Added link to religion & state page on main menu; added personal links info on a celebrant page.
  • 22.09.06 Electronic version of Viewpoints first available on-line.
  • 13.09.06 Some formatting fixes on Articles page.
  • 18.08.06 updated Hall Hire page, removed J Hirshman as patron - deceased. Our Rules now available from the Articles page.
  • 30.04.06 Added link to Steve Cooper's personal website in links section of About us. Added transcript of Darren Curnoe's talk to Darwin Day 2006 to archive of the event and to articles list. Articles list's science articles gathered into separate sub-dot list page. Improved navigation bar in that page.
  • 15.03.06 Archived Darwin Day 2006 page.
  • 19.02.06 Added an aphorism addressing the Danish cartoon furore in our political religion page.
  • 09.02.06 Added News Poll results about separation of church and state and about same sex relationships.
  • 27.12.05 article - "Distributism" as a means of achieving 3rd way economics added to articles page.
  • 13.12.05 Added 2nd and 3rd Australian Humanist articles by Max Wallace about the lack of separation of church and state in Australia. Link to this added to "Articles" link in menu.
  • 16.11.05 Added IHEU Amsterdam Declaration of 2002 about Humanism.
  • 06.10.05 Various errors in celebrants link fixed.
  • 10.09.05 Editorial fixes to our face page.
  • 07.09.05 Changes requested by our new president. Old face page moved to About us page; Australis 2000 links moved to Articles page. Darwin Day updated.
  • 12.07.05 Added to-be-deleted string "nospam." to contact addresses.
  • 07.07.05 Improve code in home page and fixed a typo in the AHOY page.
  • 03.07.05 A celebrant's pages had another page added.
  • 31.05.05 more information added to ensure correct movie clip downloads in separation of church and state page and some improvement to wordings.
  • 27.05.05 Added citations to Australian Humanists of the year (AHOY) list, and made some amendments. Added review of book God under Howard.
  • 26.05.05 Added links to CAHS website, to the discussion group it sponsors and a chat group sponsored by a Sydney member. Click on About us to access.
  • 24.05.05 Added page addressing the separation of church and state and the intrusion of religion into politics under John Howard.
  • 15.05.05 Added to the opening page.
  • 15.05.05 Added some new answers to HSC religious studies students' questions.
  • 27.02.05 Polished summary of DD2005 for students.
  • 25.02.05 Updated Darwin Day page announcing another Sydney Darwin Day celebration to be run by the Australian Skeptics.
  • 26.01.05 Added links to Ernst Mayer's article about the far reaching influence on modern thought by Charles Darwin and link to PBS/WGBH pages relating to their 7 part video series on Evolution.
  • 16.01.05 Created link to a parable type story by Dennis Bartels.
  • 09.01.05 Amended Darwin Day 2004 archive page.
  • 08.12.04 Darwin Day page updated
  • 01.12.04 Link to Humanist Society of Queensland updated.
  • 11.10.04 Added picture of hall to hall hire page.
  • 07.10.04 Updated codes to allow old browsers to read this site.
  • 05.10.04 Added link to Preterm Foundation to support their low cost abortion services.
  • 04.10.04 Updated meetings page and some contact details.
  • 16.09.04 Our logo added to URL "favicon" icon.
  • 11.09.04 Reply e-mail addresses changed.
  • 09.09.04 Added a hall hire page.
  • 05.07.04 Updated Patrons list.
  • 04.07.04 Updated meetings page, added names of executive to About us page; added more inf to AHOY page.
  • 10.05.04 Further quick answers to what we think Humanism is.
  • 05.05.04 Added a quick explanation of what we think Humanism is with hypertext annotation of terms used.
  • 03.05.04 2004 Convention program as Archive. Australian Humanist of the Year AHOY list updated.
  • 08.04.04 Council of Australian Humanist Societies' Convention program details added. Darwin day link archived.
  • 15.02.04 A celebrant's page updated.
  • 01.02.04 Sixteen A2k papers now available. Papers by Dick Clifford, Stuart Rees (abstract) Gerhard Weissmann & Valerie Yule added.
  • 23.12.03 fixed box overlapping text problem in home page.
  • 17.12.03 link to Darwin Day 2004 added and our pages updated a bit.
  • 11.12.03 some amendments to details of new web pages.
  • 10.12.03 new look to web site installed. Thanks to Lachlan Young for the work.
  • 23.11.03 Secular sex paper added to A2k papers.
  • 31.10.03 HuVAT detail updated.
  • 13.10.03 Ian Lowe's paper at launch of Doug Cocks' book "Deep Futures" added to AHOY page.
  • 05.10.03 Link to a celebrant's page updated.
  • 02.09.03 Contents strip split into 2 to avoid slider. Face page split from narrative about who and what we are.
  • 15.05.03 AHOY list updated.
  • 04.05.03 Added more info to primary pupils page
  • 15.02.03 Some details of home page updated. Darwin Day 2003 now past event.
  • 05.01.03 added book list for primary pupils
    28.12.02 Religious studies FAQ added to and amended.
  • 26.12.02 Added link to Levi Fragell's statement about Nigeria
  • 17.12.02 Speakers details added to Darwin Day 2003 page.
  • 15.12.02 Initial posting of Darwin Day 2003 page.
  • 12.12.02 Added AHOTYs list and link to new "Amsterdam Declaration" (of Humanist Principle). Updated the code in ah795.html, lifestance.html, opinion.html. Spelling correction to religstud.html.
  • 05.12.02 FAQ page for religious studies students added.
  • 04.10.02 Secular singles links added.
  • 08.09.02 Seven A2k papers now available.
  • 18.08.02 Link added from Society transcripts page to A2k transcripts page
  • 10.08.02 Celebht3.html, Mtghtml3.html and huvat.html updated.
  • 14.07.02 HuVAT page added; homepage updated and upgraded; Celebrants updated & upgraded; A Adagio's page updated.
  • 28.01.02 Charles Darwin Day page upgraded, registration form added.
  • 22.01.02 Affie Adagio's page restored.
  • 21.01.02 Celebrant listing page updated.
  • 20.01.02 Charles Darwin Day program 1st posted.
  • 21.12.01 URL to Frances Gartrell celebrant page updated.
  • 06.11.01 Introduced link mouseover colour change.
  • 09.10.01 Cascading stylesheet introduced.
  • 09.10.01 Transcript of talk by G.C. Lowenthal added.
  • 10.06.01 Frances Gartrell celebrant page updated, Humanist logos colour changed to "cobalt blue".
  • 14.09.00 Made our achievement list more complete
  • 09.07.00 Society's 1973 Euthanasia Report added.
  • 01.07.00 ABN added to homepage.
  • 22.05.00 Australis2000 updates notes hived off to separate page.
  • 02.04.00 Australis2000 hived off to its own area some accommodation details updated and wording of intellectual structures in Speakers Guide improved.
  • 11.01.00 Australis2000 page started.
  • 12.11.99 Link to IHEU added.
  • 03.10.99 Face lift to some pages including use of frames.
  • 02.10.99 Celebrant's own pages updated.
  • 20.03.99 David Duffy's photo added.
  • 16.01.99 Jim McLelland died age 83. See SMH 18.1.99.
  • 04.11.98 Two more celebrant's own pages links added.
  • 08.10.98 Secular marriages page contact numbers updated.
  • 11.09.98 Some new links inserted. State contacts list updated.
  • 21.03.98 Celebrants pages updated.
  • 23.11.97 Diamond Jim McClelland article in the SMH reproduced.
  • 01.07.97 Link to SA Humanist Society added.
  • 05.05.97 Alta Vista search "Meta" tags added. Rationalists contact info updated.
  • 09.03.97 CAHS public meeting program.
  • 27.12.96 IHEU Board paper added with link from opinion.html.
  • 27.08.96 Talks program and Celebrants list updated.
  • 17.08.96 Added celebrants page with promotional colour picture.
  • 03.08.96 Guide to readers how to answer the Census Q10.

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