Death across the Tasman?

End of life issues have taken a turn for the worse in New Zealand, with ramifications for Australia.

This week, New Zealand approved the introduction of euthanasia subject to a public vote.

Approved by parliament, 69 votes to 51, the public vote will be held in conjunction with the coming general election, due next year.

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Prostitution bill defeated in SA!

Last year, the SA Greens introduced a radical bill to decriminalise prostitution.

SA is the only remaining Australian jurisdiction to criminalise prostitution (albeit in a somewhat clunky way due to the nature of the laws).

The Greens’ bill would have seen a free-for-all in terms of brothels and streetwalking, with countless unanswered questions about advertising, the presence of minors, and more.

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URGENT: have your say on religious freedom!

There is now less than 24 hours to lodge a submission on the Federal Government’s religious discrimination package.

Submissions MUST be lodged via email by 5.00pm AEST, Wednesday, 2 October.

To put it succinctly, the proposed bills would need to be drastically rewritten to provide anything approaching the positive protections we need for religious freedom.

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A dark day: NSW abortion bill passes lower house

The NSW abortion debate has been a jarring experience.

There have been some wonderful moments, with MPs championing the most vulnerable in our community: unborn children in the womb.

There have also been some terrible moments, with comments that shocked in their callousness.

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NSW: Your MP needs a phone call today!

Without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.

Right now – this week, in fact – a travesty is unfolding in New South Wales.

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Big win for "UK's Israel Folau"

A man described as the “UK’s Israel Folau” has just had his day in court – and he won!

Christian student Felix Ngole was expelled from his social work course at Sheffield University for posting social media comments critical of homosexuality.

After fighting a four-year legal battle, the UK Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Ngole.

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High Court rules trees more special than babies

It’s a sad day for freedom of speech in Australia, with the High Court rejecting the appeal of pro-lifers Kathy Clubb and Graham Preston.

Both were arrested, in separate incidents, for breaching exclusion zone legislation prohibiting abortion-related speech within 150m of abortion clinics.

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Forget the 1950s, now we're "medieval"

By Damian Wyld, AFC Director

 

I'm sure you’ve heard it said that those who believe in such reactionary things as marriage and family want to take Australia “back to the 1950s”, right?

Well, in Italy, where the World Congress of Families has just concluded, pro-family advocates have been accused of being “medieval” in mindset.

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Take action against extreme abortion laws - Resources page

SA Greens MLC Tammy Franks has introduced radical abortion legislation into the SA Parliament that would allow abortion to birth, for any reason, and ban pro-life communication near abortion clinics.

Doctors and hospitals would no longer be required, and chemical abortion (e.g. RU486) would become permissible to use at home.

If short, South Australia would have the dubious honour of having the most extreme abortion laws in the country if this legislation is passed.

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Urgent action needed to stop radical Greens bill

The Greens are seeking to push radical new abortion laws through the South Australian Parliament.

These laws are arguably the most extreme in Australia – and amongst the worst in the world.

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