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.AbortionVictoria: anti-abortionists target state's most marginal seat
(mentions ACL)Henrietta Cook - Daily Life
Children & FamilyNT has seen 30% surge in child abuse reports, royal commission toldAAP
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.
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 & AlcoholOne in ten truck drivers using illegal drugs while on South Australian roadsMiles 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 saysABC
Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has called for Australian prisoners jailed with no prospect of release to be given the option of euthanasia.GamblingMONA casino plan: Tasmanian Government seeks advice on proposal for high-roller touristsABC
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.HealthPush grows to ban cigarettes for everyone born after 2000Anne 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 RightsSix-month wait for dole would breach human rights, bipartisan parliamentary committee findsNaomi 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.PoliticsNewman support firming in latest pollAAP
Sexualisation of SocietyQueensland firefighters face sack over 'sex poll'ABC
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman may look like a lame duck, but his support is firming quickly, a new poll suggests.
At least three Queensland firefighters could lose their jobs after allegedly rating which female colleagues would be "best in bed".OtherJacqui Lambie to introduce private member's bill to ban the burqa in public placesJennifer 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.