‘Restoring the Presumption of Innocence’ Workshop – New Date!

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Now for important news about our exciting conference. 

After much deliberation, Australians for Science and Freedom and Mothers of Sons have made the difficult decision to reschedule our conference on Restoring the Presumption of Innocence. It will now take place on August 31, 2024. The venue and place remain the same. 

The hostile media attacks following the announcement of the conference and attempt by professional agitators to close the event down has detracted from the important goal of our conference – namely to draw attention to the current crisis in our justice system. 

Right now 400 current sexual assault cases are being audited by NSW public prosecutors to determine whether, as 6 judges have claimed, such cases are being pushed through to trial without proper evidence. The judicial system is under the spotlight and the time is right for proper public discussion about how our democratic right to the presumption of innocence is being eroded. 

Our conference was never about any one individual and the bizarre overreaction to the proposed inclusion of Bruce Lehrmann in our program was all about trying to divert attention from the important issues we are raising. We will not allow activists to highjack the vital agenda to be discussed by the unique panel of experts appearing at our conference and, for this reason, Lehrmann has decided not to speak.  

It is in the interests of audience and our brave speakers to postpone the conference for a few months to allow the dust to settle and provide us with the opportunity to reach out to thoughtful individuals who might like to join this unique event. 

We are now reopening ticket sales to allow more people to attend. Here’s the link. We will have more measures in place to protect everyone attending, creating a safe environment for civilized discussion. 

We are writing to ticket holders to inform them of this change and hope most will be able to attend on the revised date. Those unable to attend on the rescheduled date can receive a full refund. We very much regret any inconvenience this decision may have caused all our participants. 

It’s very heartening that our speakers are still on board, despite the flak some have received. And we have had a flood of people keen to participate so we will be making some changes to the lineup.   

The event is definitely going ahead. We have already sold sufficient tickets to make this a huge success, with our fundraiser helping to ensure we have the funds to cover costs. Thanks so much to all our generous donors. We hope many more people will now join us for this historic conference. 

We are delighted to announce the conference will also be live streamed for free across the world, on TNT Radio. We are keen to ensure this important discussion reaches an international audience but we will need to do massive promotion to tell people this is happening and get them to tune in. Any financial support you can give to make this happen is most appreciated. Here’s the link to the fundraiser.  

Please spread the word and tell people that tickets are now on sale – right here on the ASF website.  

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  • Bettina Arndt AM

    As one of Australia’s first sex therapists, Bettina started her career talking about sex on television and radio and teaching doctors and other professionals and sexual counselling. She then became a social commentator, a rare public voice speaking out about problems confronting men and boys in our anti-male society. Having attracted the ire of feminists with her university speaking tour exposing the campus kangaroo courts, in 2020 they attempted to cancel her after she received a government honour for promoting gender equity through advocacy for men. She continues her advocacy through blogs on Substack and regular media appearances.

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