DEAR Mr Gutwein [Tasmanian Treasurer],
I applaud your intention to have an “open and transparent” discussion about poker machine licencing in Tasmania. I was especially glad to see you have included the important topic of harm minimisation as a key focus.
The investigative reporting by ABC’s Four Corners program has uncovered corruption and match-fixing on an unprecedented scale and reinforced the need for an immediate Senate Inquiry into betting on sports fixtures, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
The latest example of a surrogate mother being ordered to abort a baby in the USA should cause Australians to question whether or not surrogacy is in the best interests of children and women, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
The AHPRA’s decision today to impose 25 restrictions on the medical registration of Dr Philip Nitschke is in the best interest of society and the protection of the vulnerable according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Senator David Leyonhjelm’s new bill to allow territories to legislate on euthanasia must be opposed by senators as it cannot be made safe for vulnerable Australians, including treatable depression sufferers, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts have today announced that they have changed their policy in order to remove all on-demand pornographic videos from all of its properties, worldwide.
The Abbott-government’s $8 million Safe Schools Coalition of Australia encourages girls who think they might be boys to bind their chests so their breasts won’t develop properly.
The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed reports that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed to the Coalition Party Room that there would be no new cuts to Australia’s overseas aid program in tonight’s federal budget.
Some of the $500 million budget savings from closing immigration detention centres should be reallocated to increasing the refugee intake, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Managing Director Lyle Shelton said this was a big saving off the budget’s bottom line and the government should use it to help persecuted religious minorities fleeing Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed dismay at media speculation that further cuts will be made to Australia’s overseas aid.
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