The ACL compiles a daily media monitoring services of stories of interest relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. See here to read what's in the news today.



 

 


Politics
Labor Government heading for wipeout without Kevin Rudd in command, say supporters
Kevin Rudd's supporters have warned Labor colleagues that voters will "wipe us off the planet" unless there is a change in leadership.



Marriage
State of the union



Why do politicians seem to be at odds with the public over gay marriage? Gary Tippet investigates.




Refugees
ALP rushes new laws for asylum plan


Legislation will be rushed into Parliament to allow the federal government to resurrect its failed attempt to send asylum seekers to Malaysia.



Cabinet all at sea on refugee solution


Julia Gillard's Cabinet is divided over refugees and has canvassed the option of abandoning the Malaysian solution and a return to onshore processing. But the Prime Minister is expected to prevail at a special meeting of Cabinet tomorrow and stare down rebels in the ALP and Greens leader Bob Brown.





14 children on latest asylum seeker boat


Immigration officials have confirmed 14 unaccompanied children were on board the latest asylum seeker boat to arrive on Christmas Island.






One hundredth illegal boat on Julia Gillard's watch
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hit a century of illegal boat arrivals less than 15 months since taking the top job from Kevin Rudd.





Sexualisation of Society
Robert Doyle's French kiss-off


FCUK is g-o-n-e. In a major victory for people power and Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, French Connection has agreed to tear down its giant FCUK sign greeting motorists as they approach the Bolte Bridge.




Children & Family
Increasing child obesity rates leaving children weaker


They are now taller, have better teeth, are more comfortable in social situations and have higher chances of beating chronic disease, but Victorian experts are divided over whether children today are healthier than they were 50 years ago.