Good news this week as Tasmanian Politicians voted against proposals to introduce Euthanasia 16 to 8, following a conscience vote in the State's Lower House.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was Tasmania's third attempt to introduce euthanasia in the last 10 years. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Labor MP Lara Giddings and Greens leader Cassy O'Connor proposed to allow the introduction of assisted suicide (aka euthanasia) in certain circumstances.
The new Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) program being trialled in Victorian State schools fails to support appropriate parental engagement between medical professionals and underage children on important matters of mental and physical health.
This week it was revealed that an Australian company Baby Bee Hummingbirds, is taking embryos ‘leftover’ from Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilisation and turning them into “keepsake” jewellery for their parents. This action is an absolute travesty and shows contempt for the precious value of human life.
Good news this week as the Tasmanian State government announced that the government will be scrapping the controversial Safe Schools Program.
Tasmania’s Education and Training Minister Mr Jeremy Rockliff has confirmed that his government would not continue to fund the program — which has so far been adopted by 22 Tasmanian schools — once federal funding stops mid-year.
Last Sunday two deadly attacks rocked Egypt in two different cities, killing at least 45 Christians. Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attacks in what has become an everyday occurrence for thousands of Christians worldwide.
Since December, the attacks by ISIS in Egypt have increased and Christians have been killed in their homes, businesses and places of worship. According to experts, the destabilisation of Egypt has become a new target for ISIS.
The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop has just announced that the federal government will send $9.5 million to support the overseas operations of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The move appears to be a knee-jerk reaction in response to last month’s Presidential Executive Order to reinstate the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy aims to stop American aid going to pro-abortion international organisations such as Planned Parenthood and their affiliates.
The 7th February this year marked, Safer Internet Day. The aim of this day is to join globally to build awareness of the importance for children to be cyber smart. Being cyber smart includes learning about issues such as cyberbullying, consent awareness when posting images, and addressing online safety and grooming.
The theme of Internet Safety Day this year is: “Be the change: Unite for a better Internet”.