Your advocacy has meant that politicians and parents continue to voice concerns about the so-called safe schools program, including Tasmanian and West Australian Education Ministers. Federal LNP MP George Christensen made headlines this week when he responded to your concerns, outlining the alarming connection between Safe Schools, Minus18 and pornographic and sexualised websites.
And thanks so much for your prayers and messages of support for Lyle as he appeared on ABC’s Q&A last night. Concerns about safe schools and same-sex marriage were discussed at length – The Australian newspaper this morning carried the headline, “Christian fed to Q&A ‘lions’”
Faith still has a role to play in public life. In these uncertain times we can draw hope and courage from the fearless conviction of Christian heroes who have been motivated by faith in God to shape their societies for good.
The language and content used by Safe Schools and its endorsed programs is so bad that an ACL petition which included words direct from Safe Schools-promoted material was rejected on Friday by the Queensland State Parliament.
News that extreme erotic material has been promoted by websites linked to by the Government-funded Safe Schools Coalition were disturbing and warranted the immediate suspension of the program in Australian schools.
This week on the political spot, Wendy Francis, the ACL’s spokesperson for the dignity of women, recently attended the Porn Harm Kids Symposium in Sydney. Wendy joins Lyle Shelton to tell us the extent to which adult material is harming our children.
Poker machines continue to wreak havoc in Tasmanians neediest communities. They are concentrated often in the poorest regions. Pokies suck up to $2m a month from some of Tasmania’s most disadvantaged suburbs – money that should have been spent on clothing, groceries and birthday presents.