Canadians Rally to End Female Gendercide.

Thousands of Canadians took part in the annual March for Life on May 9 2013. The theme of the March was female gendercide, the practice occurring in Canada and Australia where girls are aborted because of societal preference for boys. According to WeNeedaLaw.ca about 20,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Another 2000 attended the March in Victoria. Member of Parliament, Lawrence Toet told the crowds of pre-born human rights activists of the need to support grassroots movements, mentioning WeNeedaLAW.ca in particular. 

WeNeedaLAW.ca director, Mike Schouten said, “This is a global problem which needs to be addressed in Canada as well. It was great to see so many people taking a stand today!” For press release click here.  To watch Mike Schouten speech click here.

See Submissions/petitions to see related item on the Democratic Labor Party Senator John Madigan Bill. The Bill, the Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013  seeks to remove Medicare funding for gender-selective abortion.

See events for Perth Rally for Life details.

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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Dear Readers,

The battle front continues to be in Tasmania this month. See submissions/petitions for ways to get involved. I am informed that you do not need to live in Tasmania to let your views be known on the proposed laws. On what is occurring in Tasmania the Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton had this to say in the latest ACL enews: “With less than 12 months to the next election, the Labor-Green Government there seems bent on deconstructing the pillars of civil society.”

“This is particularly as it relates to our most vulnerable – children. Today a bill was introduced by the Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne to allow same-sex couples access to what is known as stranger adoption. Please pass on this newsletter to anyone you know in Tasmania and encourage them to be vocal. History shows that inaction by many Christians in the past has meant that Western Australia as well as other states now have very liberal abortion laws. This need not be the case if the opposition is strong enough. Such Govt actions gives us an opportune time to provide a positive contribution to public debate.”

Please continue to uphold our Governments prayer.

Gary

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Declaration of HOPE

HOPE , the national no to euthanasia organisation led by Paul Russell is asking people to sign up to the Declaration of Hope. The declaration is a statement to all parliamentarians across Australia that you do not accept nor want euthanasia and assisted suicide enabling laws.  The declaration comes as the Sunday Times, The West Australian and Community Newspaper Group pick up their pro-euthanasia campaign and comes ahead of legislation before various parliaments across Australia.

Action: HOPE asks people to visit the new website and sign the declaration. http://www.declare.noeuthanasia.org.au/

Action: HOPE asks people to encourage others to sign it via facebook or email. 

Action: join the HOPE Network at noeuthanasia.org.au or follow blog.noeuthanasia.org.au

 

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Snapshot of Marriage and Divorce in Australia

The National Alliance of Christian Leaders (NACL) reports on new marriage statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Stats show that divorces in Australia are down 2.6% at 48,935 divorces. 23,619 divorces involved 43,867 children under the age of 18. The median duration of marriage to divorce is 12.2 years.

The stats suggest that 78% of all married couples had lived together prior to marriage. 

For the ABS report, Marriages and Divorces, Australia 2011 released 30 Nov click here

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Euthanasia support down

According to the ABC’s World Today, 16 Nov 2012, an online survey of more than 1,400 people conducted by the Australia Institute shows that 70% support euthanasia, compared to 75% last year. The biggest drop in support has been among young people. 

The ABC reported that Dr Christopher Middleton, chairman of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association, believes legalising euthanasia would compromise the doctor’s role as a healer. For full story click here.

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Community Broadcasting General Manager

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is seeking an experienced, energetic and inspiring General Manager to take the organisation into its next stage of development.

The CBAA is the national peak body for community radio licensees. Applications close 22 Oct 2012. The full job description is available here.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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Threats to Freedom of Speech

On Oct 12-13 2012 Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and the Murdoch University School of Law is holding a conference on discussing the threats posed to freedom of speech in Australia and worldwide. Conferenence speakers and moderators include the Hon Christian Porter, Prof James Allan, Prof Joseph M Fermandez Prof Jürgen Bröhmer, The Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Dr Michelle Evans, and several others. Chris Berg, IPA Director and author of ‘In Defence of Freedom of Speech’ will be the keynote speaker.   For details and to register click here.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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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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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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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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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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