Heritage FM Survey

Perth community radio station, 107.3 HFM is conducting a feedback survey where people have the opportuntity to say what music or programmes they prefer to hear and what they like/dislike about the station. To do the short online survey click here.

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Chaplain Jobs

The Australian Defence Force is seeking chaplains to work in religious ministry, pastoral care, character training and adminstration and staff duties. For info: Defence Jobs

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Murdoch Uni Mosque

Murdoch University is building a $6m Mosque and Muslim Cultural Centre. the former Worship Centre is to be included in the centre. For story from the MuslimVillage.com click here.

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Sexualisation of Children

WA MLC Nick Goiran has called for an inquiry into the sexualisation of children. In the first week of parliament sitting for the year (March 8), Mr Goiran moved a motion that the Legislative Council:

(a) recognises that the sexualisation of children has been an important issue of ongoing concern in the community, which has now become urgent;

(b) would welcome the establishment of an inquiry into the sexualisation of children in Western Australia;

 

(c) recommends that any inquiry into this issue take note of and consider the findings of the ―Letting the Children be Children review into the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom; and

(d) recognises that it would be within the jurisdiction of the Commissioner for Children and Young People to hold such an inquiry.

For Goiran’s speech in parliament click here.

Goiran wrote an article on Perth Now “We should dictate how kids are portrayed.” 

The motion follows a similar motion in the Federal parliament by member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth.  

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Euthanasia Drug Reprieve

Exit International reports in its March 2012 newsletter that The Therapeutic Goods Administration has given a three month reprieve to ban the lethal drug Doloxene (dextropropoxyphene) after the drug company Aspen Pharmacare appealed the decision to deregister the drug on March 1, 2012. The newsletter says that the AMA and Consumers Health Forum both claim that the drug represents a ‘major consumer safety issue.’ Exit International is a pro-euthanasia group headed up by Philip Nitschke.

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Australian Curriculum Release

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) plans to release the draft senior secondary Australian Curriculum in 14 subjects for English, Mathematics, Science and History for public consultation from late April to early July 2012. For more: http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Senior_Secondary_Australian_Curriculum_Update.pdf

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Left Right Think Tank Vacancy

Left Right is seeking a new CEO to lead the think tank. Left Right says it is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, youth led policy research and education organisation that seeks to involve young people in public policy. In WA, the think tank is beginning an investigation into the education system and how it can change to new technologies, globalisation, cultural habits and demographics. The CEO should be aged 16-24. Applications need to be in by March 28. More info: http://www.leftright.org.au/ceo-recruitment/

In addition, Left Right is seeking staff and volunteers across Australia. For more: http://www.leftright.org.au/volunteer/

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Abortion death

A woman died after using the abortion pill RU486 supplied by multi-national abortion provider Marie Stopes International. The woman died in 2012. A Coroner decided not to proceed with an inquest into the death. Marie Stopes will not disclose information on the death citin patient confidentiality. The news came out when the Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed the death.

The Australian Newspaper said (Abortion pill death sparkered warning, James Walker, March 19, 2012)  the health regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, issued a notice to doctors and clinics to review their follow-up care in light of the “bedroom abortion” gone wrong.

It said: “Marie Stopes clinical services director Jill Michelson said of the woman’s death: “This is a tragic outcome and our sympathies are with her family. The coroner dispensed with holding an inquest, and the case is closed.”

The TGA is ‘advising’ abortionists to change their practices to ensure a follow-up is made with women taking the pill to “exclude infections, incomplete abortion and therapeutic failure. Marie Stopes International did  not indicate if it would change its practices.

Culture Watch has written about the war being waged on prolifers. For article click here.

ABC News report: Death may spark backlash against abortion drug

For Life News report: Abortion Drug Kills Woman in Australia at Marie Stopes

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International Volunteers Info Session

The Australian Volunteeers for International Development is holding an information evening on the programme which gives people the opportunity for people to use their skills in community development in developing countries. The info session is to be held 6.30-8pm, Wed 28 March, at the State Library of WA, Perth. Register at www.volunteeringaustraining.com.au 

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Margaret Court talk

The Australian Family Association is organising a meeting where Dr Margaret Court will speka in support of marriage. ALso speaking will be Bill Muehlenberg, who will promote his book Strained Relations. It will be held 24 April 2012. Further meetings will be held in Hobart in May. More details to follow.

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