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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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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Tasmania Anti-Discrimination Bill

Saltshakers reports in its Dec 2012 Journal that “The Tasmanian government is planning more anti-discrimination laws. The Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2012 will add new attributes of ‘gender identity’ and ‘intersex’. The prohibition of conduct that “offends, humiliates, intimidates, insults or ridicules” will be extended to all 20 attributes (instead of the current 7).

 ”Religious schools will have to apply for an exemption if they wish to decide who can enrol by reference to the parents’ faith -exemptions can only be applied for if there are more children than places available.”

Debate on the Bill started in mid-November.

Action: Saltshakers asks people in Tasmania to please contact their MPs.

 

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Female Genocide Petition

Collective Shout is encouraging people to sign a petition that calls for the end of female gendercide in India. It is estimated that 50 million girls have been aborted or killed at birth in India over the past 3 generations. 

Collective Shout has also hosted in Sydney the documentary film “Its a girl”. To watch the film trailer and for more information from Collective Shout click here.

Action: Collective Shout ask people to sign the petition which is addressed to the Government of India, The OHCHR, UNICEF, The UNIFEM, The UNFPA, CEDAW, The EU and The G8. So far 118,784 have signed. The target is 500,000.

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Engaging Young People in Aged Care Boards

A State Government funded young leaders program has been made available to train and encourage young people to take up positions on aged care boards. This program is hosted in partnership with three aged care organisations – Southcare, Mercycare and Baptistcare.  It is a pioneering program to encourage and support more young people to consider aged care Boards as an option for volunteering in their community. It is open to young people aged 18 – 35 years old.  The program runs from February – June 2013 with weekly workshops (after work hours) plus a weekend retreat.  You must commit to attending all sessions.

An information session is planned for Nov 24. For details and to rsvp click here. 

 

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Female Genocide Petition

Collective Shout is encouraging people to sign a petition that calls for the end of female gendercide in India. It is estimated that 50 million girls have been aborted or killed at birth in India over the past 3 generations.

Collective Shout has also hosted in Sydney the documentary film “Its a girl”. To watch the film trailer and for more information from Collective Shout click here.

Action: Collective Shout ask people to sign the petition which is addressed to the Government of India, The OHCHR, UNICEF, The UNIFEM, The UNFPA, CEDAW, The EU and The G8. So far 118,784 have signed. The target is 500,000. To sign petition click here.

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POSTED 13 Nov 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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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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Lush homosexual campaign

Cosmetics brand Lush has launched a campaign to back homosexual ‘marriage’. Mumbrella reports that the brand has joined homosexual lobby group Australian Marriage Equality to pressure to federal govt to pass proposed amendments to the Australian Marriage Act. The campaign will see Lush turn its shops in campaign centers, where people can drop in to learn about marriage equality and sign a petition asking the government to take action.  Sales of its new soap product called Freedom Foamer Bubble Bar will go towards Australian Marriage Equality. For story click here.

For Lush Store locations click here.

To leave comment of their FB page click here.

There are 3 stores in WA: Garden City (08) 9315 2062 , Plaza Arcade (08) 9325 8974 and Karrinyup.

To contact them: http://www.lush.com.au/shop/info/13/contact-us or 1300 587 428

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POSTED 16 Jul 2012
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Lady Gaga Draws Filipino Fire

Catholic Bishops have led calls for the Government to cancel concerts by Lady Gaga in Manila this week saying that the singer’s lyrics are blasphemous. For story from Cathnews click here.

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POSTED 22 May 2012
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