Abortion Trauma

The Gleanings website has an article written by Lyn Schoof which looks at Post Abortion Trauma. The article says that while much is spoken about abortion little attention or thought is given to the women who have had abortions. How should we view them?

For article see: http://christiangleanings.com/resources/post-abortion-trauma/

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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Teen Homosexuality

On Wed, 17 Nov, 2010 the West Australian’s Health and Medicine section had a special feature on talking sex with teens to avoid mistakes. One article said it was important to communicate with teens. Another article said that it was important for parents not to assume their child is heterosexual. It is important to provide an environment where young teens could ‘come out’. This could include saying something positive when seeing homosexual activity on TV. The feature is sponsored by Healthway. The Health and Medicine editor is Alison Batcheler: Alison.batcheler@wanews.com.au or phone 9482 3182

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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Homosexual ‘Marriage’

A motion by the Green’s which asks MPs to gauge public support for homosexual marriage was passed in the Federal parliament 73-72 votes after the Labor Party decided to support the motion. National Times writer Bella Counihan wrote an article (Nov 18) which calls for homosexual marriage following the voting outcome.

Action: Saltshakers asks people to vote NO on an online poll which follows the Counihan article. For article and to vote: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/politics/gay-marriage-dinosaurs-should-evolve-or-die-out-20101118-17xzk.html#poll

As at Nov 18 a total of 67% of 9364 votes were in favour of homosexual marriage.

Action: Saltshakers says that Get Up is running a campaign to urge federal MPs to support homosexual ‘marriage’. They want Christians to tell their MPs and senators that they oppose homosexual marriage. Saltshakers says not to denigrate homosexuals- just their arguments.

For MP contact details: http://www.saltshakers.org.au/take-action/parliamentmps/79-federal

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Human Trafficking

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released two reports in November that deals with human trafficking “Migration and people trafficking in Southeast Asia” which shows that the number of people trafficked into Australia is underreported. The Fed Govt is spending $26.3m over 4yrs to expand investigation into areas of exploitation.

For media release: http://www.ministerhomeaffairs.gov.au/www/ministers/oconnor.nsf/Page/MediaReleases_2010_FourthQuarter_12November2010-HumantraffickingfromSEAsiaunderreported

For report: http://www.aic.gov.au/en/publications/current%20series/tandi/401-420/tandi401.aspx

For second report “Labour Trafficking”: http://www.aic.gov.au/en/publications/current%20series/rpp/100-120/rpp108.aspx

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ACL Tassie Update

For the November update from new Tasmanian ACL director Mark Brown see: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/wp-content/uploads/acl_tas_newsletter_201011_draft2.pdf

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Aid Review

The ACL reports that the Australian Govt is reviewing its Australian foreign aid spending. For story: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/rudd-to-check-spending-on-overseas-aid/story-e6frg6nf-1225954626133

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010

Perth Trafficking

On Oct 30, 2010 West Australian journalist Gary Adshead wrote an article (Kingpins run brothels in motels) about 100s Chinese Girls being trafficked to Perth for prostitution. The WA Govt is considering legalising prostitution in WA.

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Curtin Ambassadors

Curtin University is recruiting a new team of 25 student ambassadors for 2011. Applications open on Oct 19, 2010 and close Dec 6, 2010. For more info attend an information session:

More details: http://ambassadors.curtin.edu.au/

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ARPA Breakfast

On Nov 13, 2010 the Association for Reformed Political Action held a breakfast workshop at the Southern River Free Reformed Church attended by 50 people. Speakers were Ali Kleyn on Christian business, Daniel Bosveld on Development Aid, Spike Fokkema on Local Politics, Gary Kleyn on the Media and Royce Vermeulen on Medical Issues.

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Another 95 Theses

Bill Muelenberg writes on his website Culturewatch about the need for some new theses for the church, (95 or so) for theses see: http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/11/19/in-need-of-some-new-theses-95-or-so/

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