To Rome with Love-Movie Review

21 obscenities and profanities, including one “f” word; light comic violence such as man has to run from paparrazi chasing him; strong sexual immorality (but implied) includes implied adulterous sex, crude sexual discussion in one scene mentions lesbian behavior and other sexual experiences, married man lies in bed with two women, young man lives with his girlfriend and is successfully seduced by her best friend, actor tries to seduce married woman but a robber interrupts them and successfully seduces her instead, and prostitute is sent to wrong room and eventually has a rendezvous with the married man there; upper male nudity; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, manipulative woman but she’s implicitly rebuked, lying, cheating, robbery in one scene.” For full review click here.

POSTED 19 Oct 2012

Family Violence report

The final report from an inquiry, Family Violence-A national legal response has been released with 289 recommendations for reform. As part of the report, the author, the Australian Law Reform Commission, released information sheets on how their recommendations would affect parts of the community. Fact sheets have been provided on Culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Indigenous peoples, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex and one on people with disabilities.
For Fact sheet on Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex click here.

For report click here.

POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Religious Tolerance

On 12-14 December 2011 a meeting will be held in Washington, USA, to consider UNHRC Resolution 16/18. The resolution, proposed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is described by the Religious Liberty Monitoring to be more dangerous than Resolution 2005/3. The new resolution \’deliberately and strategically adopts the language of the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights which mandates that any advocacy of hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law. View details 

POSTED 23 Dec 2011

Collective Shout Win

Collective Shout says that it had a win with the Classification Review Board deciding to ban a film depicting violence which it had earlier granted an R18+ rating to. Collective Shout had made a submission to the Board calling for the ban. For more:

POSTED 4 Oct 2011

India Attacks

Over 60 violent anti-Christian attacks were recorded in India during the first half of 2011 as Hindu extremists continue to target churches, pastors and Christian families. For story:

POSTED 23 Aug 2011
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Cotton On “Sells Violence”

Melinda Tankard Reist reports that clothing store, Cotton On continues to specialise in glamorising violence against women. “Cotton On become quite the seller of pornified images of women,” the Melinda Tankard Reist website reports. She is calling for an inquiry into current legislation for regulating offensive material in public. Cotton On has a code of conduct that includes a code to respect the environment and providing a safe environment for all. For Cotton On code of conduct:

Cotton On operates also under the Cotton on Kids, Rubi Stores and Typo Stores brands. For story:

Some WA Stores:

Cotton On Armadale: 08 9399 1400
Shop 53
Armadale Shopping Centre
206 Jull Street
Armadale 6112
Cotton On Kids Armadale: 9498 2037
Shop 50
Armadale Central Shopping Centre
193 Jull Street
Armadale 6112
Bunbury: 08 9721 4899
S31 Bunbury Centrepoint Shopping Centre
Blair Road
Bunbury 6230
Carousel: 9358 1284
Shop 1076
Carousel Shopping Centre
1382 Albany Hwy
Cannington 6107
Tasmania Launceston Megastore
03 6331 6823
79 St John Street
Launceston 7250
POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Domestic Violence

A new Australian Institute of Criminology report that says witnessing domestic violence should be recognised as a form of child abuse. The report “Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia’, “underlies the harm to children from growing up in a violent household,” says Attorney General Robert McClelland. For press release:

For report:


POSTED 2 Jul 2011
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Volunteer Call

Volunteers for the Family Violence Service to support victims of family and domestic violence are sought to work in Armadale, Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Perth and Rockingham. People need to commit a minimum two days per month, to work alongside professional staff. EOI close 30 June 2011. For more contact Megan or David from the Department of the Attorney General 9425 2850.

POSTED 27 Jun 2011

Armadale Abuse

Armadale has the highest rate of child abuse in Perth, according to Department of Child Protections Stats (“New Child Abuse Centre” by Jaime Shurmer, Comment News March 8, p6.)

345 children were in care in Armadale in 2008-09. The Dept received 3291 calls in Armadale in 2008-09. Rockingham has 163 children in care. The Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc new centre was opened to cater for up to 600 children.


POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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Bible Reading

Churches in El Salvador have been divided after the Govt passed Decreto 411 in July, making it mandatory that schools begin each day with seven minutes of Bible reading as a way to try to counter the violence in the country. However there are concerns that Catholics and Protestants could pick their texts in their respective favour and concern about proselytism. For story:

POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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