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 & FamilyGeneration violence: Kids as young as 10 being convicted for domestic violence offences as NSW police struggle to copeLia Harris - The Daily Telegraph
Drugs & AlcoholMedical cannabis closer to federal approval Matthew Knott - The Age
Children as young as 10 are being convicted of domestic violence offences as police struggle to deal with the increasingly aggressive behaviour of generation Z.
New drug, alcohol program for schoolkidsSarah Vogler - The Courier-Mail
The federal government would be given oversight over the production and distribution of medical cannabis under new legislation to make the make the drug available to patients with chronic pain.
City drunks banned three times more than Kings Cross drinkersKirsty Needham - SMH
Queensland students will be taught the dangers of drugs and alcohol use and the potential legal consequences of everything from drink-driving to coward punches when a new program is rolled out in schools from next month.
Drunks are being banned from Sydney city pubs and clubs at three times the rate of bans issued in Kings Cross under alcohol violence laws.EuthanasiaEuthanasia campaigner Nitschke investigated over more deathsJulie-Anne Davies - The Age
HealthCare needed to help people die how they want: reportMiki Perkins - SMH
Embattled euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke is being investigated by police in every Australian state over his possible role in nearly 20 deaths in the past three years, all of them apparently suicides.
Doctors should be required to talk to elderly or very sick patients about their end-of-life care, with few Australians taking steps to ensure they do not get unwanted medical treatment when they are dying.Biala clinic scale-back bad for sex workers: Prostitution Licensing AuthorityCameron Atfield - Brisbane Times
PoliticsKate Jones to stand against Campbell Newman AAP
The Prostitution Licensing Authority has taken aim at the state government's decision to scale back a Brisbane sexual health clinic, saying GPs were often ill-equipped to deal with sex workers' needs.
Labor's Kate Jones has thrown her hat in the ring to stand against Queensland Premier Campbell Newman at the state election. The former state environment minister will seek preselection in her former seat and the premier’s current seat of Ashgrove, in Brisbane.Newspoll shows SA Labor surging ahead on force of budget backlashSarah Martin - The Australian
Labor in South Australia has consolidated its unlikely election win, as it opens up a lead in Newspoll for the first time in five years. In the first major opinion poll since the March state election, Labor has edged ahead on a two-party-preferred basis to be leading the Liberal Party 51 per cent to 49 per cent.Labor retains lead over Napthine government as job woes hurt CoalitionBen Schneiders - The Age
The Victorian Labor Party retains an election-winning lead over the Napthine government with a new poll showing voters marking the Coalition government hard on its record on jobs and public transport.