Australian Christians Boothworkers

In the lead up to the Federal Election Australian Christians is seeking the names of volunteers to help on election day.

Action: Australian Christians asks people to register for booth work at the next election to be held 14 September 2013. To register click here.

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POSTED 27 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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Dear Readers,

Firstly a big welcome to new subscribers. We hope that you gain courage and learn of new ways to let your Christian voice be heard through this Newsletter.

A lot is happening it seems at the moment.

In WA an election is due tomorrow.

WA voters will do well to read the snippets: “WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations”, “Emily’s List Behind WA Labor Candidates” and “Pro-Euthanasia WA Candidates Supported” 

Tasmanian readers will need to raise up with two bills being discussed in that State. See submissions/petitions for details on how to get involved.

Tasmania is an example of what happens when godless people get into positions of authority. The Government there, in partnership with the Greens, is certainly making the most of their time in the sun, leaving a path of destruction.

Please pray for the WA elections tomorrow, that more Christians might get voted into parliament, and that the anti-Christian Greens will lose their seats.

May God watch over you all in your various callings.

Gary

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Australian Christian Election Appeal

Australian Christians is seeking financial support to find the WA elections to be held March 9, 2013. To make a donation click here.

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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ACL Meet Your Candidate Forums

The ACL has organised 13 Meet Your Candidate Forums in WA ahead of the March 9 election. They will be held 11 Feb-27 Feb 2013. For full details and to see the one closest to you visit www.wavotes.org.au

 To see what the ACL is doing ahead of the WA election and ways to get involved click here to watch a short video.

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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ARPA Christian Political Engagement Breakfast

With the State Election coming up in March 2013, the Association for Reformed Political Action has organised a breakfast on Christian political engagement: practical tips and pitfalls. It will be held 8.30-10.30am, 2 Feb 2013 at ‘the Gong’, Free Reformed Church of Armadale.

Guest Speakers:

Gary Kleyn (WA Director, Australian Christians – formally the Christian Democratic Party),

Rhys Vallance (WA Director, Australian Christian Lobby),

Peter Abetz MLA (Member for Southern River) and

Hon. Nick Goiran MLC (Member for the South Metropolitan Region).

RSVP to Emma Bax (0408 478 889 orĀ emma.bax@iinet.net.au)

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Christian Aged Care providers target of new Anti Discrimination Bill

The exposure draft of a national Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill was released Nov 20, 2012 and follows on from public consultation into a discussion paper on the anti discrimination bill.

According to a press release from Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Penny Wong, the bill includes religious exemptions as under the current scheme, except in relation to aged care whereby Commonwealth funded aged care providers will no longer be permitted to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. “This change is consistent with the introduction of protection against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination and in recognition that aged care services become a person’s home,” the press release states.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the release of the exposure draft of a national Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill. Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs  said in a press release that she particularly welcomed the inclusion of protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon said the project fullfilled a Labor election committment to introduce “sexual orientation and gender identity as protected grounds of discrimination, heralding a significant and overdue reform in this area”

For AHRC press release click here.

For Penny Wong and Nicola Roxon press release click here.

The Bill is now the subject of a Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry allowing community feedback before it is introduced into Parliament,

To read the Bill, to read earlier submissions on a discussion paper and for ways to let your views known  click here. 

For further information about this project, please contact the department viaantidiscrimination@ag.gov.au or 02 6141 3424.

The Association for Reformed Political Action, FamilyVoice and other groups had written submissions on a discussion paper that came prior to the bill being formulated.

For more details about the Bill, the dangers of it and ways that you can get involved visit the Saltshakers webpage on it here. Submissions are due 21 December 2012.

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has given notice that she will move that a Bill (Marriage Equality Bill 2012) for “An Act to provide for marriage equality, including the authorisation of celebrants, the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998, and to provide for the dissolution and annulment of same-sex marriages and for related financial matters via amendments to the Family Court Act 1997.” be introduced and read a first time. It will not be debated until after the state election in March 2013.

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Council for the National Interest-Dr Gary Johns

The Hon Dr Gary Johns will speak on the topic, Federal Election 2013 – what can voters expect? It is organised by the Council for the National Interest and will be held 7.30pm, Tues 20 Nov 2012 at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Crawley. Dr Johns was a Hawke Govt Minister and is associate professor of the public policy institute at the Australian Catholic University. Topics will include carbon abatement, welfare, superannuation, education and immigration and Asylum seekers. For details e: wacni@msn.com or call 9277 1266.

 

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Homosexual Bill in WA

GREENS MLC, Lynn MacLaren has given notice that she will move that a Bill (Marriage Equality Bill 2012) for “An Act to provide for marriage equality, including the authorisation of celebrants, the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998, and to provide for the dissolution and annulment of same-sex marriages and for related financial matters via amendments to the Family Court Act 1997.” be introduced and read a first time. It will not be debated until after the state election in March 2013.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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