CDP’s Fred Nile on Q&A

Bill Muehlenberg reports that Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian Democratic Party in NSW is to appear on Monday May 27 on Q&A, ABC. To read Muehlenberg’s comments click here

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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Children of Light funding call

THe Children of Light organisation, is calling for more regular donors to fund its projects in Sumba, Indonesia. Children of Light provides placement for school aged children in Christian homes or boarding houses where they receive Biblical Instruction and health assistance. For more details on the Children of Light and to donate click here. 

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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Dr Ted Baehr Perth visit May 22 to May 27

Organised by Christian Gleanings, Dr Ted Baehr is coming to Perth May 22 to May 27 2013.

Dr Ted Baehr is the founder of Good News Communications, Inc., MOVIEGUIDE & the Christian Film & Television Commission Ministry.

There is opportunity to hear him speak at the following:

Thursday 23 May, 6.30pm: Dr Ted Baehr from movieguide.org will address the 3rd speakers forum of the Dawson Society for Philiosophy and Culture. He will speak on “Virtue in an age of global entertainment: We’re not in Kansas or Kiev anymore.” It will be held at Rosie O’Grady, James St, Northbridge, starting at 6.30pm. Dinner costs $25. RSVP to Thomas Gourlay gourlayt@gmail.com or 0434 402 884.

Friday 24 May, 6pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on “Understanding the Mass Media’s Influence on Today’s Culture”. HTe evening will be hosted by the National Civic Council, Media Standards Australia, Family Council of WA and the Australian Family Association. It will start 6pm, at the LJ Goody Bioethics Centre, 39 Jugan St, Glendalough. RSVP to wa@ncc.org.au or phone 08 9277 1222. 

For more details click here.

Saturday 25 May, 12-2.30pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on the “Culture Wise Family” at Vose Seminary, 20 Hayman Road, Bentley. Cost for the lunch is $25. . Also speaking is Dr Ted;s son, Robert, who will speak on “Social Media – friend or foe?” The talk is hosted by FamilyVoice and Christian Gleanings. For more details visit the FB page or the FamilyVoice page. To book call 1300 365 965

Saturday 25 May, 8pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on the “Culture Wise Family” at the Gong, Free Reformed Church of Armadale, 84 Fifth Road, Armadale. Also speaking is Dr Ted;s son, Robert, who will speak on “Social Media – friend or foe?” The talk is hosted by FamilyVoice and Christian Gleanings. For information email gary@christiangleanings.com or call 0429 341 774. For more details visit the FB page or download and print the event flyer.

 

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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Fred Nile’s Easter Message

Addressing Parlimanet on March 25 2013, Rev Fred Nile MLC, leader of the Christian Democratic Party, stressed the importance of Easter and the need to repent to receive eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. He quoted from John 3:16. Rev Nile said: “It is wonderful that God did so love the world that he gave his only begotten son. With that simple truth, it is a wonder that not everyone is a Christian.”  ”I urge everyone to give serious thought to the meaning of Easter this coming weekend.” To see speech from Hansard click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Tasmanian same-sex adoption Bill

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that the Tasmanian Govt’s Children’s Minister Michelle O’Byrne has tabled changes to the Adoption Act that would allow unmarried and homosexual couples to adopt children given up by their biological parents. The ACL has urged the Tasmanian Govt to reject the changes. O’Byrne is part of Emily’s List, which promotes and supports abortion.

For ACL story click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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DLP Moves to Remove Abortion Medicare Funding

The Democratic Labor Party Senator John Madigan has introduced a bill, The Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013, regarding the payment of Medicare benefits in cases where a women has an abortion based on what sex her expected child is. 
The Bill would stop payments for abortions done for that reason. The bill has been referred to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry.

The Australian Christian Lobby has urged the parties to allow the bill to be debated.

See story published in the Sydney Morning Herald “Senator pushes to remove funding for abortions” by Lenore Taylor, Feb 27.

Action: Saltshakers asks people to write a submission to the inquiry. For details on the inquiry and ways to make a submission click here. The submission deadline is 24 April 2013, The inquiry will report on 25 June 2013.

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POSTED 27 Mar 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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Tassie Euthanasia Push

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, in association with Greens leader, Nick McKim, launched a Euthanasia Discussion paper on 4 Feb 2013. Despite strong opposition in the Parliament, the premier says she will push ahead with plans to legalise euthanasia. 

On March 25 2013 the ABC reported that the Premier stands by euthanasia push.

The public submission period closed March 15, 2013. 

For Paper click here.

For short companion paper click here.

For article on the Discussion paper published in the Australian click here.

For response from the Australian Christian Lobby click here. 

See info from Saltshakers.

Action: Makeastand.org.au asks people to write a letter to their MP on the issue. The website includes details on what to write and to whom. As of 26 March 2013, 1405 people had used this service to write letters to their MP. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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Tassie Euthanasia Push

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, in association with Greens leader, Nick McKim, has launched a Euthanasia Discussion paper on 4 Feb 2013. 

Action: Saltshakers asks that people make a submission on the paper. Submissions are due March 15, 2013. 

For Paper click here.

For short companion paper click here.

For article on the Discussion paper published in the Australian click here.

For response from the Australian Christian Lobby click here. 

See info from Saltshakers.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations

To compare party platforms from a Christian perspective visit the website prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby, Young FamilyVoiceFamily Voice, and HOPE.

The Christian Values Checklist gives a clear picture of the differences between the parties on a number of issues.

The ACL Make it Count event where Colin Barnett and Mark McGowan answered a series of questions from church leaders in front of an estimated 800 Christians is now available.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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