Read our responses to key news stories about pagans, and see our archive of PAN Inc in the news.


Media Releases

  • Paedophile ‘Witch’ Released from Jail Moves in Next Door to School 04/03/17

    There is absolutely no Wiccan spell, ritual, or tradition that calls for one person to hypnotise another and then take advantage of them, and there is certainly no excuse, support, or justification for Fletcher’s crimes within the Wiccan faith.

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  • Proposed Release of notorious ‘pagan’ sex offender, Robyn Fletcher

    PAN Inc. (Aust.) wishes to express our support of the appeal and continue our ongoing opposition to the release of Fletcher into the community. His previous behaviours are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs and practices of our diverse communities.

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  • Magician pleads guilty

    Spiritual belief, self-styled or otherwise, is irrelevant in a report where a child has died.

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  • India Witch-killings highlight 3rd world poverty

    "Modern witches in the West don't go around killing children," Mr Garland said. "And Christians don't go around burning witches and heretics at the stake any more. We've closed the book on all that. What we hope is that with better access to health and education, and increasing equality between men and women, impoverished communities in places like India and Africa can move on from such tragic circumstances."

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  • Fighting Evangelical Child Abuse In Africa

    Mr Garland said: "We are hoping for a strong condemnation from churches all around the globe, but whether we get it is another matter – so far it seems as if African children are not worth protecting."

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Pagans in the Media

  • ABC Radio National

    God Forbid – Dispelling myths about Witchcraft, Paganism and Satanism

    Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers. Join our panel of expert cauldron stirring, spell casting sorcerers who will use all manner of wizardry to explain it all. Starring our very own David Garland.

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  • The Australian Womens Weekly - June 2017

    The Witches in our Suburbs

    The most recent data from England, the US and Australia shows that witchcraft is on the rise, but not the craft as we know it. Samantha Trenoweth meets three thoroughly modern witches who have left broomsticks and pointy hats behind.

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  • Student Interview - Billy Blue College of Design

    Video Interview – David Garland, Pagan Awareness Network Inc Australia

    An interview by the students of Billy Blue College of Design, Sydney. Pan Inc was approached to participate in an assessment task where the students were asked to create a 5-minute mini-documentary on "something interesting". We were happy to oblige, and very pleased to show the results here.

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  • Technovore 21 January 2017

    Beyond Reality – Discussing Paganism And Witchcraft With Michelle Claire White

    This link is to an interview with Michelle Claire White, she is the media front for the Pagan Awareness Network who is doing all they can in Australia to have paganistic beliefs become less stigmatized and more accessible safely, she also touches on her Wiccan beliefs.

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  • Woman's Day Magazine via

    The Truth About Witches

    Witches honour nature as sacred, recognise the masculine and feminine side of god and do rituals and spells to empower, help and heal. It is the fastest growing religion in Australia – but still the most misunderstood. By Serene Conneeley.

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