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.ClassificationPorn and pirates offline for Canberra's new public Wi-Fi network, CBRfreeNoel Towell - The Canberra Times
Donor Conception & SurrogacyBaby Gammy drama: DPC aware of David Farnell's child sex convictions months before it became public Claire Bickers - Perth Now
The ACT government is determined that its new citywide Wi-Fi network does not become a magnet for cut-price pirates and porn users. Web surfers hoping to use the free access to obtain the latest episode of download TV sensation Game of Thrones, or even something a little racier, are in for a disappointment.
The WA Department of Child Protection was aware baby Gammy's father, David Farnell, had child sex convictions and a baby in his care months before the case became public, it has been revealed in State Parliament today.Drugs & AlcoholLifetime Poof Doof bans for clubbers on iceTammy Mills - The Age
Binge-drinking sessions put young Victorians at injury riskLucie Van Den Berg - Herald Sun
Organisers of Melbourne gay dance party Poof Doof say they will impose a lifetime ban on clubbers found using ice. It's the first time a city club has made a public stance on crystal methamphetamine, following moves at mainstream venues almost two years ago to place life bans on punters caught partying on the drug GHB.
Police want power to use children to help name and shame outlets that sell alcohol to minorsDuncan Abey - The Mercury
Two-thirds of young Victorians had a binge-drinking session that put them at risk of serious injury in the past year. A new snapshot of the drinking habits of 16-29-year-olds found that more than half believe getting drunk every now and then was no problem.
HealthDisability advocates fear peak body funding changes could affect representation Norman Hermant - ABC
Tasmania Police wants the power to use volunteer minors in operations to help the force name and shame licensed premises that sell alcohol to underage customers.
Disability advocates are concerned people with disabilities will not be adequately represented under changes to the sector proposed by the Federal Government. Under a Department of Social Services overhaul, peak bodies that represent people with disabilities have been told to re-apply for their Commonwealth funding.IndigenousAbbott's team flying high on indigenous wings, says MinisterNoel Towell - The Canberra Times
Morale is at an "all-time high" among the public servants working in indigenous affairs for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, according to the federal government.States step up to take charge of services in remote indigenous communitiesPatricia Karvelas - The Australian
The Abbott government has reached landmark agreements with Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania that will hand them responsibility for municipal and essential services in remote indigenous communities after years of failed attempts by the commonwealth.RefugeesManus Island security contractor G4S breached human rights, say lawyersAAP
OtherCoalition splits on Muslim relations as National MP George Christensen adds voice to calls for burqa ban Heath Aston & Latika Bourke - SMH
The security contractor that ran Australia's Manus Island detention centre has committed serious human rights violations, lawyers say. Human rights lawyers have filed a formal OECD complaint against former security contractor G4S, arguing it failed to meet international standards on Manus Island.
The Coalition is divided over engagement with the Islamic community as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned attacks on Australian Muslims play into the hands of terrorists and a second government MP joined the push to ban the burqa and sharia law.