Where is the funding for the Atheist Convention Melbourne 2010?

The Global Atheist Convention 2010 in Melbourne, Australia is expected
to be the largest gathering of atheists, rationalists, humanists,
sceptics, free thinkers and other like-minded people in Australian

The Atheist Foundation of Australia is running the Convention and
applied for government funding months ago – but has not yet received a
response. This delay seems excessive and the government appears to be
trying to dodge the issue of supporting non-believers, perhaps worried
about upsetting the religious organisations they have a mutually


The Rise of Atheism – Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne March 12-14th 2010

Sending a strong message that atheism is gaining momentum as a political issue in Australia, thousands of non-believers will gather in Melbourne next March for a major international convention: The Rise of Atheism. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has been booked for the event which is set to become the largest gathering of non-theists in Australia’s history.