Albany PPH Fundraiser

Albany Pregnancy Problem House is organising a Light Up a Life fundraising dinner for Aug 25, 2012. Tickets can be purchased at the Albany Christian Bookshop or from the 14 Peels Place cafe. To register and for info p: 9841 1444 or pphalbany@gmail.com. Tickets are $50 for a 3 course meal.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Problem Gambling

The Australian Youth Forum is seeking opinions on proposed changes to federal gambling laws. To take a short survey click here or leave your comment on the AYF ‘Problem Gambling’ Discussion board.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Chicago abortion death

LifeSiteNews.com reports July 23 2012 that a 24 year old Chicago woman died of memorrhaging Friday night after obtaining a second trimester abortion at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood. For story click here.

 

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Mission Platform Launched.

To find out who is doing what, where and why a new mission platform has been launched. Visit www.missionplatform.com

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Tassie launch of Bella Magazine

On Aug 5, Bella Magazine will be launched in Launceston, Tasmania. Bella, meaning Beautiful Girl, is aimed at teenage girls as an alternative to the sexed-up magazines. The launch is an initiative of Michael Ferguson MP. For more info on the magazine and to subscribe click here.

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CRCA new blog

The Christian Reformed Churches of Australia have launched the Catalyst blog. It replaces the church’s Trowel & Sword magazine which stopped production at the end of 2009. For info on the Catalyst click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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About Hillsong

Mumbrella writes an indepth expose on Australian church Hillsong, which it describes as Australia’s most powerful brand. The article is written by an atheist, Robin Hicks. For story click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Zoo Weekly Asylum Comp

Zoo Weekly withdrew a competition it was holding to find Australia’s hottest asylum seeker. The competition read: “if you’ve swapped persecution for s-xiness, we want to shoot you. (with a camera-relax!). It followed a petition run on change.org which was signed by 7500 people. For more click here. Zoo apolggised for being insensitive to asylum seekers who had been through traumatic experiences.

Melinda Tankard Reist writes about Zoo in her latest blog.

Action: MTR says that people should:

Take a stand against Zoo magazine’s contempt for women.

Submit a complaint using the online enquiry form on the Classifications website.

Contact National sales manager of Zoo Magazine, Ben Cook:  bjcook@acpmagazines.com.au

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012

Channel 10 sells Eye

Channel 10 has sold its outdoor billboard business, Eye to oOH Media which is controlled by Champ Private Equity, for $145m. Story from Mumbrella click here. Ooh Media has 4200 billboards in Australia including 65 in metro Perth and 90 in regional WA. For billboard locations click here.

For more on Ooh Media: http://www.oohmedia.com.au/

 

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Tassie ADHD Drugs

TASMANIA risks creating a generation of adults hooked on ADHD drugs because of its high child prescribing rate, says campaigner and West Australian politician Martin Whitely (ADHD Drugs alert on Kids, Michelle Paine, July 27 2012, The Mercury.) The perscriptions to children has risen 36% in tassie over the past 4 years to 16000 scripts last year. 


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