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.Drugs & AlcoholDrinkWise a message about alcohol moderation most people supportJohn Scott - SMH
More than nine in 10 Australians agree it's important people drink responsibly when attending sporting, arts or cultural events.Drug trafficking via mail on the riseAAP
GamblingAnti-pokie advocates slam new ACT government laws
South Australian Attorney-General John Rau has called on the federal government to tighten border security measures following almost 50 arrests of people trafficking drugs via the post since the beginning of the year.
(mentions ACL)Ben Westcott - The Canberra Times
HealthTobacco giant British American in push to make e-cigarettes 'medicine' in Australia: health advocates concerned Conor Duffy - ABC
Anti-gambling advocates have reacted angrily to the ACT government's proposed changes to poker machine caps, with Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce chair Tim Costello calling it "a breach of faith".
Tobacco giant British American has been lobbying the Therapeutic Goods Administration to introduce an electronic cigarette into Australia, describing it as a "medicine".Warnings change smoker behaviourLucie Van Den Berg - Herald Sun
Health warnings on cigarette packs help smokers quit and the bigger the label, the better the result.Human RightsRacial Discrimination Act: Cory Bernardi, other senators accused of fanning prejudice over proposed changes to Section 18CAnna Henderson - ABC
Labor has accused a group of cross-party senators of fanning the flames of prejudice with a new bill to remove some provisions from the Racial Discrimination Act.Overseas AidJulie Bishop pushes back on reported cuts to foreign aid to fund Iraq actionDaniel Hurst - The Guardian
Julie Bishop has pushed back strongly against reported plans to make further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget to help fund the military involvement in Iraq.PoliticsTrend towards pre-poll voting to strengthen in lead up to state electionJosh Gordon & Richard Willingham - The Age
RefugeesIranian asylum seeker on Nauru describes conditions there as 'God's own hell'Matt Watson - ABC
Up to one in three Victorian voters are expected to hand in a ballot paper before the November 29 state election, with debate raging in both parties about whether to "front-load" campaign announcements in the race to capitalise on pre-poll voting.
An asylum seeker who has been detained on Nauru for a year has described conditions there as "God's own hell".Sexualisation of Society New taskforce set to target web child abuseKeith Moor - Herald Sun
Police will today form a new joint taskforce to crackdown on Victorians who prey on children online.