Drugs Mental

Research by UWA has revealed a link between amphetamine use and brain abnormalities according to a report in the Western Suburbs Weekly by Sara Fitzpatrick (16 Sept, 2010).

For story: http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Drug-use-affects-brain/7569143/

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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Muslim Hall

The Gosnells City Council rejected unanimously a proposal for a Muslim prayer hall in Valcan Road, Orange Grove, according to an article by Jaime Shurmer in the Comment News, 14 Sept, 2010, p3.

For story: http://epaper.communitynews.com.au/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=Q0EvMjAxMC8wOS8xNCNBcjAwMzAw&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010

R18+ Rating

WA MLC Nick Goiran writes in the Weekend Courier (Sept 10, 2010, p13) against a push to introduce R18+ rating for video games. He says the rating will introduce more violent games into Australia. He says such games do not provide a positive contribution to society. For letter: http://epaper.communitynews.com.au/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=V0MvMjAxMC8wOS8xMCNBcjAxMzAw&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

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Sunday Trading

The Rockingham City Council is conducting a survey into people’s views in relation to Sunday Trading in Rockingham. For more information and to fill in the survey see the Weekend Courier Sept 17, 2010, p14: http://epaper.communitynews.com.au/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=V0MvMjAxMC8wOS8xNyNBZDAxNDAw&Mode=G&Locale=english-skin-custom

or complete the survey at: http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Council/Latest-News/Permanent-Sunday-Trading-Survey.aspx

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Youth Festival

The Rockingham City Council is calling for people aged 12-24yrs to organise the 2011 Rockingham Youth Festival to be held in March. For more info contact Mary-Jane Rigby on 9528 0492 or email maryjane.rigby@rockingham.wa.gov.au

More info: http://www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/Council-(1)/Publications/City-Chronicle—JUN-2010.aspx

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Carers Needed

The WA Government’s Department is holding an information session about foster caring on Sept 22, 2010, 6-8pm at the Department’s office, 145 Jull Street, Armadale. For more call 1800 024 453 or visit www.childprotection.wa.gov.au

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Choose Life Australia

For a copy of a speech “The voice of the church in the public square: is there such a thing as a Christian Vote”, delivered in Albany, August 14, 2010 by Lachlan Dunjey see: http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/the-voice-of-the-church-in-the-public-square-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-christian-vote-2/

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Where are the Pastors?

Choose Life Australia’s Lachlan Dunjey said in an interview displayed on the CLA website that he was disappointed by the pastors that did not stand up before the election to declare the truth. “There’s a time to pussy-foot around and “be nice” and there’s a time to confront and challenge and tell the truth. Pastors should all have some prophetic role in telling truth – not telling their parishioners who to vote for but defining evil brought about by government,” He said.

For interview: http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/where-was-the-christian-vote-in-the-federal-election/

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Prostitution Debate

The Economist magazine ran an online international debate on the motion: ‘this house believes that prostitution should be legal. At the end of the one week debate the vote when overwhelmingly in favour of legalisation, with the motion carried by 77% to 23%. Defending the motion was Sienna Baskin, the co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Centre. Opposing was Melissa Farley, executive director, Prostitution Research and Education. For more on the debate discussion: http://www.economist.com/debate/overview/182&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate59/alert/round/winner

Or: http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/575&fsrc=nwl

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Aboriginal Welfarism

The Director of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, Noel Pearson, writes an article 8 September 2010 for Future Direction International entitled: “When Welfarism takes over, disaster will follow”

He says that the Catholic principal of subsidiarity is probably the best available guide for determining the proper role of government in the lives of citizens. “parents are the best holders of responsibility for the welfare of families,” he writes.

For article see: http://www.futuredirections.org.au/admin/uploaded_pdf/1283923076-FDI%20Strategic%20Analysis%20Paper.%20Noel%20Pearson%20on%20Welfarism.pdf

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