ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc.



Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does not represent ACL endorsement of the content.



Abortion

Victoria: anti-abortionists target state's most marginal seat (mentions ACL)

Henrietta Cook - Daily Life



Anonymous leaflets attacking a Labor MP for supporting abortion up to birth and gender selection have been sent to voters in the state's most marginal metropolitan seat.





Children & Family

NT has seen 30% surge in child abuse reports, royal commission told

AAP

There has been a 30% increase in reports of child abuse in the Northern Territory in the last financial year, an inquiry has heard.


Drugs & Alcohol

One in ten truck drivers using illegal drugs while on South Australian roads

Miles Kemp - The Advertiser

One in ten truck drivers tested randomly by police have been using illegal drugs. SA Police have been forced to release the results of random truck driver drug testing, as another runaway truck caused problems on the South Eastern Freeway last week.


Euthanasia 

Prisoners with no prospect of release should be given option of euthanasia, Philip Nitschke says

ABC

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has called for Australian prisoners jailed with no prospect of release to be given the option of euthanasia.


Gambling

MONA casino plan: Tasmanian Government seeks advice on proposal for high-roller tourists

ABC

The Tasmanian Government says it is seeking advice on a proposal from the founder of Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to open a casino for high-roller tourists.


Health

Push grows to ban cigarettes for everyone born after 2000

Anne Mather - The Mercury

Tasmania's bold push for a tobacco-free generation is back on the agenda - with a private member's Bill set to come before Parliament.


Human Rights

Six-month wait for dole would breach human rights, bipartisan parliamentary committee finds

Naomi Woodley - ABC

A bipartisan parliamentary report has found the Federal Government will breach its international obligations if it goes ahead with its budget proposal to force young jobseekers to wait six months for unemployment benefits.


Politics

Newman support firming in latest poll

AAP



Queensland Premier Campbell Newman may look like a lame duck, but his support is firming quickly, a new poll suggests.





Sexualisation of Society

Queensland firefighters face sack over 'sex poll'

ABC

At least three Queensland firefighters could lose their jobs after allegedly rating which female colleagues would be "best in bed".


Other

Jacqui Lambie to introduce private member's bill to ban the burqa in public places

Jennifer Rajca - News Corp Australia

Jacqui Lambie wants the burqa banned from all public places and hopes MPs are given a conscience vote on the issue.