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27 April 2016
The Infant Viability Bill has now been introduced into the Victorian Legislative Council by Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins, who represents the Democratic Labour Party in the Western Metropolitan region.
The principles of the Bill are listed on the front page of the Infant Viability Bill website. The Bill focuses on preserving life when a baby is ‘viable’ and would stop abortions after 24 weeks.
Rachel gave an excellent SECOND READING speech for the Bill on 14 April. The speech explains the purpose and intent of the Bill.
There is one change – the Bill now sets the date for VIABILITY at 24 weeks from conception – one reason for the change, after discussion with medical professionals, is that most hospitals in Melbourne will actively try and save the life of a child born more than 24 weeks from conception, but not before. Catholic hospitals do this for babies 23 weeks after conception.
We’re now in the next phase … we NEED your HELP!
The DEBATE on the Bill will be held on 25 May.
- There will be a PUBLIC RALLY on Saturday 21 May.
- Contact MPs (and Party leaders) - It is vitally important that all Victorians CONTACT their Members of parliament – we all have ONE representative in the Legislative Assembly and FIVE representatives in the Legislative Council.
If the Bill passes the Legislative Council it will then go to the Legislative Assembly – so it is very important that you contact ALL your MPs – plus the leaders of the parties.
This post provides the DETAILS and links for the BILL, Rachel's Second reading speech, the Rally and Contacting your MPs and Party leaders…
1. Infant Viability Bill - Second Reading speech
Read Rachel’s SECOND reading speech – click here.
Another week (two, actually since our last News Update) and another thousand issues. I’ve been selective – I could easily write on another dozen topics!
Think of it as a ‘mini Journal’ – have a coffee and see what’s been happening.
Includes an Update on responses from TELSTRA – you’ll be amazed at how they are misleading the public!
Read the News Update:
Did you get a reply from Telstra when you told them you didn’t want them to actively campaign on divisive political issues?
After all, they are continuing to upset one group of consumers or another!
If you’ve received a response, please let us know!
NOW that Telstra is saying they will have an ACTIVE role in pushing for homosexual ‘marriage’, we need to keep telling them what we think. . .
If you didn’t contact them yesterday, or you received an answer you WEREN'T happy with, PLEASE do so NOW…
I’ve included the contact details here…
Address your email to Andy Penn, the CEO.
Feedback and complaints - https://www.telstra.com.au/contact-us/feedback-complaints
Post a comment on Telstra’s Facebook post on their ‘active position – click here.
It’s NOT ONLY Telstra…. Qantas and totalitarianism
As Miranda Devine points out, in her excellent article “Same sex marriage: Totalitarian tolerance”, Alan Joyce, the homosexual CEO of Qantas says that “If you’re unhappy with a company that’s involved with the campaign you won’t be able to bank and you won’t be able to fly anywhere.”
As Miranda writes, “So much for diversity. Inclusiveness and tolerance is compulsory in this brave new world of “Marriage Equality”. That is unless you believe in traditional marriage, the kind between a man and a woman, the kind that has always existed in every civilisation, until now. Then you’re a bigot, a homophobe, a non-human who deserves nothing but the cruellest excommunication. . . “
Miranda concludes, “Same-sex marriage is the easiest virtue signaller we’ve ever seen. Attach a rainbow to your company logo and you can pose as a modern and progressive brand, with the added bonus of being protected from “pink-mail” attempts to force you to conform. But the vicious punishment of dissenters shows you how fragile is the facade of enlightened social consensus.”
So … please write to Telstra – and read Miranda’s article… below ...
April 19, 2016, Miranda Devine, The Daily Telegraph
ALAN Joyce, the charming Irish-born Qantas boss, is doing a pretty good impersonation of an authoritarian dictator with his demands that corporate Australia promote same-sex marriage. Or else.
And if the public isn’t happy about this militant politicisation of Australian business, too bad.
“If you’re unhappy with a company that’s involved with the campaign you won’t be able to bank and you won’t be able to fly anywhere,” Joyce told the gay and lesbian newspaper the Star Observer.
So much for diversity. Inclusiveness and tolerance is compulsory in this brave new world of “Marriage Equality”. That is unless you believe in traditional marriage, the kind between a man and a woman, the kind that has always existed in every civilisation, until now.
Then you’re a bigot, a homophobe, a non-human who deserves nothing but the cruellest excommunication.
So, whether it’s Qantas or Virgin you want to fly with, whether it’s Westpac, or the Commonwealth Bank, or Bankwest, or St George, or ANZ you bank with, whether it’s Telstra or Optus’s brand on your phone, no dissent is allowed. Everyone has to be seen to be marching merrily in lock-step towards the mandated redefinition of our foundational social institution.
19 April 2016
Telstra doesn’t quite know what it should say about homosexual ‘marriage’. They have previously been quite outspoken in their support, even having their name and logo featured in an Australian Marriage Equality advertisement and website.
But Telstra have changed their position THREE times in the past week…
Last week it was revealed that the Catholic Church had written to Telstra, asking them not to make a public stand to support homosexual ‘marriage’ – this was particularly significant from a financial perspective, since the Catholic Church and Telstra have an agreement worth millions of dollars about the provision of ‘services’ and a network for schools!
Telstra released a statement saying they would not be making public statements about ‘marriage’ since individual employees and customers had differing views (but denied that their change in position had anything to do with the pressure from the Catholic Church – see SMH report).
That’s what we say ALL companies should be doing – a company should be NEUTRAL in this debate and not take sides!
But backlash ensued from the homosexuals and their supporters – and Telstra BACK-FLIPPED.
One question is… Did our side make comments or commend Telstra? Or did Telstra ONLY hear from those opposing their statement?
Following the criticism, Telstra said that they still support ‘marriage equality’ but won’t make public statements.
MORE criticism followed – and Telstra gave in… A third statement said that Telstra would ACTIVELY support the campaign for ‘marriage equality’!
This report includes ALL THREE STATEMENTS from Telstra and relevant media articles…
ACTION: TELL Telstra and CEO Andy Penn that they should stay out of this political debate and respect the views of ALL their customers…
Info and links for the website, contact, and Facebook page are INCLUDED BELOW!
In the past few years we have seen a huge number of companies announcing their ACTIVE SUPPORT for ‘marriage equality’. As we’ve previously noted (here, 6.2), the main homosexual lobby group campaigning for homosexual ‘marriage’, Australian Marriage Equality, led by Rodney Croome, has actively recruited companies to declare their SUPPORT – even running full page ads in newspapers complete with the company logos. They now claim to have 800 corporate bodies supporting ‘marriage equality’ – see the list here.
Telstra support for homosexual causes
Telstra is one of the corporate bodies that have declared support for homosexual ‘marriage’. They were featured in AME’s promotions and ads, and still appear on the list of corporate supporters for ‘marriage equality’!
13 April 2016
The Safe Schools Coalition issue has gone rather ‘quiet’ – I’m sure the federal government wanted the issue to ‘go away’ as they are considering have an election in early JULY. The last thing they will want is to have this issue in the forefront of people’s minds, especially since the Coalition is falling behind in the polls (two-party preferred).
However, WE NEED to KEEP on reporting about it. We also all need to keep contacting our FEDERAL and STATE MPs and our local schools, especially if we have children attending them!
Click here for MP contacts (federal and state – see sections on right of page)
Already Victoria and the ACT have said they will IGNORE the changes that the federal government and Education Minister Simon Birmingham have proposed (click here for his Statement) – and carry on with the CURRENT program, including not notifying parents!
Peter had a letter in our local paper, since the recent rally against the SSCA in Belgrave has been featured in recent editions. Last week, State Education Minister James Merlino had an article praising the Safe Schools Coalition (it’s his electorate) – so Peter has written another letter providing him (and the readers) with the truth!
This Update covers a Freedom of Information request from ACL to get a LIST of the Queensland schools; an analysis of the supposedly ‘independent evaluation’ of the Safe Schools Coalition program and some more statements made by founder Roz Ward about the SSCA program.
Finally, I’ve included a couple of You Tube videos that analyse the program in depth. These are by non-Christians, and have some blunt language – but one provides an in-depth look at Roz Ward’s statements and the other analyses the ‘All Of Us’ program, complete with screenshots of the text and handouts, etc. It’s important to know that not only Christians are concerned about this program!
1. ACL puts in FOI request for Queensland ‘safe schools’ – told it will cost $1,100
The list of Member Schools for the Safe Schools Coalition Australia is posted on the Safe Schools Coalition Australia website – click here. That is, ALL except the 32 QUEENSLAND schools.