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. Children & FamilyGreens pledge $100 million a year to tackle family violenceNino Bucci - The Age
The Greens will pledge $100 million annually to tackle family violence in Victoria as a Senate inquiry begins public hearings in Victoria.Drugs & AlcoholDuff dumped: Woolworths' Simpons beer ruled 'highly appealing to children'Rose Powell - SMH
Education SA chaplaincy jobs in doubt as funding row deadline loomsNick Harmsen - ABC
Woolworths attempt to cash in on an alcoholic export from the long-running TV show The Simpsons has come to an end after an advertising standards body ruled the campaign was marketing alcohol to children and young adults.
Hundreds of school chaplains and secular support workers are facing an uncertain future as a deadline looms in a funding row. The Commonwealth wants the South Australian Government to take over the running of its chaplaincy program but state Education Minister Jennifer Rankine is refusing because it excludes non-religious workers.Homelessness & PovertyCommunity groups fear G20 impact on homeless and other vulnerable peopleCameron Atfield - Brisbane Times
IndigenousNoel Pearson proposes changing constitution to create Indigenous representative bodyKatherine Gregory - ABC
Community groups will meet in Brisbane next to discuss concerns over the G20 summit's impact on the homeless, the mentally ill and other vulnerable people.
PoliticsTony Fitzgerald urges Queenslanders not to vote for either major partyBridie Jabour - The Guardian
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has proposed changing the constitution to recognise a new representative body for empowering Indigenous Australians.
The man who headed Queensland’s landmark corruption inquiry, Tony Fitzgerald, says both major parties have failed the voters and are serving only their own interests.Democratic Labour Party says it will take High Court action to reclaim John Madigan's Senate seatABC
The Democratic Labour Party says it is prepared to take High Court action to reclaim the Senate seat held by John Madigan. Senator Madigan dramatically walked away from the party last week, saying he would serve out his term as an independent.Prostitution & Sex TraffickingWA prostitution laws still on the agenda, despite opposition from Liberal MPsABC
The West Australian Government hopes to implement new prostitution laws by the end of its second term, despite opposition from Liberal MPs. The Barnett Government introduced legislation in 2011 that would have allowed brothels to operate in some zones but outlawed sex workers operating privately in residential areas.RefugeesDetention damages children, says bishopAAP
OtherChristian Democrat Rev Fred Nile again moves to ban burqa in NSWAAP
A senior Anglican cleric says the government appears to be ignoring the damage done to children by offshore detention while rightly pursuing churches and other institutions over historical abuse.
Christian Democratic Party leader the Rev Fred Nile is again trying to ban the wearing of the burqa in NSW. Mr Nile's private members bill, introduced in state parliament today, would prohibit the wearing of the burqa and other face coverings in public.