City of Perth Event Sponsorships

The City of Perth is calling for applications seeking sponsorship for events held within the city boundary. The envents need to be held 1 Jan to 30 June 2013. APplications close 3 Sept 2012. for info email sponsorship@cityofperth.wa.gov.au or p: 9461 3139.

More details click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Gary Gray’ s Marriage U-Turn

FamilyVoice reports in its July 2012 WA newsletter Western Lowdown that Brand MHR Gary Gray has come out in support of homosexual ‘marriage’ after earlier this year telling FamilyVoice representatives that he was in ‘violent agreement’ with them and urged the church to awake from its slumber on this issue. Gary Gray’s electorate covers the area south of Rowley Road, south to just north of Mandurah and includes Rockingham. Contact details for Gary Gray are here.

To donate to FamilyVoice click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Carr’s Ramadan message

Foreign Minister Bob Carr wished Muslims well during Ramadan. For his comments click here.

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People trafficking into Australia

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released its second Trafficking in persons monitoring report and a research paper, People trafficking in Australia.

Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the Gillard Government was serious about tackling people trafficking which is why new laws to criminalise forced marriage, forced labour and organ trafficking were introduced into the Parliament.

“These reports show that people are not only trafficked for sex but for forced labour, servile marriage and domestic servitude,” Ms Roxon said.

Federal Minister for the Status of Women Julie Collins said the vast majority of trafficking victims were women trafficked for sexual exploitation (68% of police investigations and 81.4% of program clients).

For Govt press release click here.

For AIC report, Trafficking in Persons monitoring report: January 2009-June 2011 click here.

For AIC report, People Trafficking in Australia click here.

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Thornlie Mosque

The West Australia, page 9, 26 July 2012 reported that the Gosnells City Council has again rejected a planned prayer hall in Thornlie. Australian Islamic College Thornlie campus imam Burhaan Mehtar reportedly said that the number of people who would use the Thornlie prayer hall would half when a new mosque was built in Southern River in about 2 years time. 

For story by the West Australian reporter Beatrice Thomas, click here.

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Girl Guides drop God promise

In their jubiliee year, the Girl Guides Australia are dropping reference to the Queen and God in their promise. Girl Guides Australia director Belinda Allen was quoted by ABC news as saying the members didnt feel that duty to God reflected all faiths and belief systems across the world.

The old Guide promise:

I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God, to serve the Queen and my country;
To help other people; and
To keep the Guide Law.

New promise:

I promise that I will do my best:
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs
To serve my community and Australia
And live by the Guide Law.

For ABC story click here.

For comments by David Flint from Australian Constitutional Monarchy click here.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Movies Create Violent Poeple?

Following the killing of 12 people at the screening of “the Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado, US, questions are being asked as to the role that violent movies and video games play in developing violent people.

Dr Ted Baehr from movieguide.org said: The fact is that this is an evil act committed by an evil person, who did not know the truth of Jesus Christ that would set him free from such wickedness. The answer is not more laws, the answer is not to banish movies, nor neuroscience programs, nor weapons that can be used to protect, but rather to get the Word of God out. Because ‘faith comes through hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17).’ For more on his comments click here.

Dr Ted Baehr, from movieguide.org also said now was the time to speak to movie makers to ensure Christian values are instilled in movies. He said now was a tremendous opportunity to encourage movie makers.

Resistant Thinking’s Cameron Spink, also wrote a blog on what people should make of the killings as did Bill Muehlenberg from CultureWatch titled Turning around a culture of violence.

Click here to donate to Movieguide.org

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Thailand Sex Trade

Curtin Corner is hosting a talk by Lorel Mayberry from Curtin’s School of Public Health who will speak on: Sex in the City? Or changing lives for the Hill Tribe children of Northern Thailand. It will be held 3 Aug 2012, 4-5pm at JCIPP, EBC Building, Building 100, Curtin Uni. Details email jcipp@curtin.edu.au or call 9266 2807.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Global Leadership Summit

The annual Global Leadership Summit, organised by WillowCreek, will be held across Australia in Oct 2012. Speakers include former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Bill Hybels, Jim Collins and Marc Kielburger. It will be held in Perth 26-27 Oct 2012, in Launceston, 19-20 Oct 2012. For full venue details and info on speakers click here.

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Perth’s Men’s Convention

On Sat 8 Sept 2012, 8.30am the 11th Perth Men’s Convention will be held at Swan Christian College, Middle Swan. The speaker is Luke Tattersall. He will speak on the Temptations Men Face. More details: http://www.ccowa.org/

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