13 May
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Oppose federal anti-discrimination bill

Though Nicola Roxon has resigned as Attorney-General presumably her Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 will continue to be pursued by her successor Mark Dreyfus. The Coalition is opposed to the bill, some independents are also opposed and it has caused deep concern inside the ALP. In the media, opposition is coming from three main sectors; industry, the […]

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13 May
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World Congress of Families 7 Sydney, May 15 -18, 2013

The Australian Family Association is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the World Congress of Families 7 which is to be held in Sydney from May 13 to May 18, 2013. Being held at the state-of-the-art Australian Technology Park conference centre, the aim of the Congress is to promote the natural family as the […]

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13 May
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AFL gay-pride round

AFL footballers marched for the first time in the Melbourne annual gay-pride march on Sunday, 3 February. The press reported “thousands” joined the march in St Kilda in inner Melbourne. For video footage go to http://au.sports.yahoo.com/videos/watch/ Following on from the screening of what they call “No to homophobia” ads on the big screen during the […]

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13 May
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Life Report Around the World

(a) Germany: Debate in Germany on banning bestiality, which was removed from the criminal code in 1969, has brought interesting arguments for and against. The pressure to reinstate the ban came from animal rights activists concerned about animals being used “for personal sexual activities or made available to third parties for sexual activities … thereby […]

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24 Apr
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Four fictions: an argument against a charter of rights

If anyone was in doubt about a charter of rights being back on the agenda for Australia, the 2020 Summit held earlier this month provided some much needed clarification. While the call for a charter of rights was one of the headline outcomes from the Summit, the delegates discussing the matter were by no means […]

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12 Apr
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Life Report Around the World

  (a) US: Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies drew tens of thousands to more than 150 events across the US to protest the HHS Mandate which seeks to force religious employers to provide contraception, sterilisation and abortion-inducing drugs. US Bureau chief for LifeSiteNews, Ben Johnson, citing the history of Eastern Europe, said; “Light and transient […]

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12 Apr
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Marriage Report

Federal: Although it had been thought debate was exhausted on the Jones (ALP) marriage bill further debate has taken place since the return of parliament in August after the winter break. It has been reported it will be voted on in the week beginning 17 September.  The Bandt/Wilkie bill, the other bill before the House of Representatives, […]

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01 Nov
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The Kids Aren’t All Right: New Family Structures and the “No Differences” Claim

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/06/5640). Re-printed with permission. Two new peer-reviewed studies show that family structure matters and children do best when reared by their married biological mother and father. The widely circulated claim that parents […]

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01 Nov
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What Marriage Means in Today’s “New Normal”

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/03/4925). Re-printed with permission. A detailed look at how working-class adults view marriage and the search for marital love. The New York Times’ recent story that more than half of births to American […]

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