Prostitution on WA/QLD Govt Agenda

The West Australian Govt proposed prostition legislation will not be debated until after the State election, to be held in March 2013. After the election the bill will get an easier passage if the Liberal Govt increases its majority. Premier Barnett has said that he will make the prostitution legislation an election issue.

Action: FamilyVoice, the Association for Reformed Political Action and other groups are asking people to write to their local MP to explain their concerns with the legislation.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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Prostitution on WA/QLD Govt Agenda

The West Australian Govt has put its proposed leglisation of prostition legislation back on the agenda although it could run out of time to debate the legislation before the next state election to be held in March.

The Australian Christian Lobby’s spokesman on prostitution laws, Michelle Pearse said in the ACL August newsletter that WA Premier has broken his pledge to investigate the successful Nordic policy. “Instead of trying to force what is clearly ineffective policy through the Parliament, the government should send a delegation to Nordic countries and talk to their government and policy officials about the success of their model,” Mrs Pearse said.In related news, a QLD hotel was found to be in breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act by denying a sex worker a room. The QLD Attorney General is investigating the ruling. The Australian Christian Lobby said the case showed their was a need for prostution reform as QLD has already legalised prostitution. ACL QLD director Wendy Francis said no other legitimate occupation includes the regular threat of sex slavery, violence, disease, organised crime and human trafficking. For more from ACL click here.

Action: FamilyVoice, the Association for Reformed Political Action and other groups are asking people to write to their local MP to explain their concerns with the legislation.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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Marriage Defence Campaign

The Labor Party has voted to change its policy to allow homosexual marriage at its national annual conference held in Sydney in early December 2011. Tony Abbott has said that the Liberal Party members will not be give a conscience vote and they will stick to their election commitment to not allow for homosexual marriage.

Abbott’s position is covered in the Australian or Here.

For Bill Muehlenberg’s position: http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2011/12/10/but-we-told-you-so/

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action and Saltshakers is calling on people to write to their Federal MPs asking them to reject any moves by their party to introduce homosexual marriage by changing the Marriage Act.

Action: Bill Muehlenberg, from Culturewatch asks people to write to Tony Abbott encouraging him to stand strong. His email address is: Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au

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POSTED 23 Dec 2011
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NSW Election

The Christian Democratic in the NSW parliament regained a seat at the State election that was held March 26. Paul Green was elected and will sit alongside Fred Nile. They will hold the balance of power along with the Shooters Party. Gordon Moyles who left the CDP in the last term and joined with Family First, lost his seat. The Greens performed below expectations and have lost their balance of power to the CDP.

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Victoria Elections

At the Victoria Election, pro-abortion group Emily’s List supported 11 new Labour candidates in addition to the 17 sitting MPs. As a result of the election the number of Emily’s List sponsored MPs increased by 2 in the lower house with four of the new candidates winning their seats. The two sitting Labor MPs that lost their seat included Maxine Morand, who was Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development and Minister for Women’s Affairs. Emily’s List now has 13 supporters sitting in the Victorian lower house. Speaking in Perth on Dec 1, 2010, National Civic Council president Peter Westmore said his organisation distributed over 240,000 leaflets attacking the Greens’ agenda on marginal seats leading to a fall in the Greens vote in those seats by around 0.9%. In addition, though an online register, LifeVote, the NCC found over 1000 people who assisted pro-life parties.

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POSTED 4 Dec 2010
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Victorian Elections

Saltshakers asks that people pray that Christians will make informed judgements about which candidates and political parties to vote for at the Victorian state elections to be held Nov 27, 2010.

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POSTED 30 Oct 2010
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Van Burgel Help

Christian Democratic Party candidate for the Oct 2, 2010 Armadale by-election, Jamie van Burgel, is seeking helpers to walk through his electorate helping to do letter box drops as part of his campaign. He is also looking for people to hand out how to vote card on by-election day Oct 2, 2010.

If you are interested in helping for a few hours over the next few weeks contact Jamie on jjvanburgel@iinet.net.au

For more on Jamie on the campaign trail with Liberal Canning member Don Randall: http://www.cdpnational.org.au/wa/?p=609

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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Choose Life Australia

For a copy of a speech “The voice of the church in the public square: is there such a thing as a Christian Vote”, delivered in Albany, August 14, 2010 by Lachlan Dunjey see: http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/the-voice-of-the-church-in-the-public-square-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-christian-vote-2/

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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Where are the Pastors?

Choose Life Australia’s Lachlan Dunjey said in an interview displayed on the CLA website that he was disappointed by the pastors that did not stand up before the election to declare the truth. “There’s a time to pussy-foot around and “be nice” and there’s a time to confront and challenge and tell the truth. Pastors should all have some prophetic role in telling truth – not telling their parishioners who to vote for but defining evil brought about by government,” He said.

For interview: http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/where-was-the-christian-vote-in-the-federal-election/

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POSTED 17 Sep 2010
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ASP Update

The Australian Sex Party reported that figures from the WA seat of Swan showed the party did 50% better in those booths where they had people handing out how to vote cards. The ASP only had 2% of the booths covered across Australia by people handing out how to vote cards. They believe that if they had every booth manned they could get one or two senators in parliament. The ASP says that it made it in the final four in WA and in South Australia, the final 5.

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POSTED 6 Sep 2010
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