NSW Liberal MP JulianLeeser says issues like euthanasia, abortion and attempts to break the seal of confessional for Catholic priests sees church and Christian organisations targeted and is “a bad development” for Australia. JonesandCredlin
New South Wales Liberal MP Julian Leeser says “the attack on Christians is existential” with a demonisation of Christianity seen in laws going through state parliaments.\n\nSpeaking to Sky News, Mr Leeser said issues like euthanasia, abortion and attempts to break the seal of confessional for Catholic priests sees church and Christian organisations targeted and is “a bad development” for Australia.\n\nHe said “Christianity is not a religion to be afraid of” and has asked Christians in the community to submit to the consultation for Attorney-General Christian Porter’s draft religious discrimination bill.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia\n
03/09/2019|17minNew South Wales Liberal MP Julian Leeser says “the attack on Christians is existential” with a demonisation of Christianity seen in laws going through state parliaments. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Leeser said issues like euthanasia, abortion and attempts to break the seal of confessional for Catholic priests sees church and Christian organisations targeted and is “a bad development” for Australia. He said “Christianity is not a religion to be afraid of” and has asked Christians in the community to submit to the consultation for Attorney-General Christian Porter’s draft religious discrimination bill. Image: News Corp Australia
bjee77 JulianLeeser What a dill. Proposals for voluntary euthanasia or abortion law reform are not attacks on Christianity, and breaking the seal of confessional wouldn't be if Catholics were rational (or if they were real Christians😉) JulianLeeser No one should lose their job because of religious belief providing that belief does not infringe upon the rights of legitimate, law abiding members of our secular state. Religious belief should not be seen as a right to harass demonize or discriminate against legitimate members.
JulianLeeser No it's not a bad development, it's about time we had the changes were made. JulianLeeser So Christians are being attacked because laws concerning SSM, abortion and euthanasia are currently being passed or recently debated? Pull the other one....these things are not compulsory. If you don’t like abortion don’t have one! Want to die without assistance - go for it!
JulianLeeser Roman Catholic priests should never protect paedophiles. JulianLeeser People unhappy with their own lot in life don't like to see others engaged in a meaningful life. JulianLeeser Exaggeration,distortion of truth,misrepresentation of facts,manipulation of emotions and playing victim are indeed a 'bad development'for those who claim the moral high ground. Being expected to act within the acceptable norms of the secular state does not make you a victim.
JulianLeeser No ,nope, I don't think so. JulianLeeser The attack on secular rationalism is existantial. There is no 'attack' on religion - only on those trying to foist it on everyone else. JulianLeeser I thought “the attack on Christians is existential” is a new testament requirement to being one... at least the early christians thought so
JulianLeeser Ya think!
ABC's Tony Jones issues rare on-air correction over Sky News ratings | Sky News AustraliaHost of the ABC's Q&A program Tony Jones has issued a rare on-air correction, at the very end of the broadcast of the show, regarding comments which disparaged Sky News television ratings aired on the publicly-funded broadcaster.\n\nDuring a live broadcast of the network's weekly flagship political program on August 26 Shadow Immigration Minister Kristina Keneally noted that platforms including 'Sky News After Dark' were growing in Australia.\n\nThe Shadow Minister was interrupted by ABC host Tony Jones who interjected that the subscription television network was 'growing to a very small audience, to be fair. You’re probably talking about 5,000 people watching at that time', followed by an invitation to 'correct the record' by Sky News.\n\nSky News CEO Paul Whittaker took up the offer to correct the record and wrote to ABC management including recently installed Chair Ita Buttrose and news director Gaven Morris requesting a correction to the record to adhere to the ABC's charter which mandates factualness.\n\nMr Whittaker noted in the letter that Sky’s evening average viewership between 6pm and 10pm on Foxtel alone, 43,921, is 'more than eight times higher than the number referenced on the Q&A program' which outrates ABC News in Foxtel homes by 350 per cent.\n\nIt also receives ratings on par with ABC News across regional Australia via its Sky News on WIN channel which is a commercial operation and receives no government funding to operate.\n\nSky News’ recent half-yearly results saw a 29% audience increase year on year to its evening programming. In primetime Sky News reaches 472,000 Australians per week on Foxtel and 374,000 per week in regional Australia on Sky News on WIN, to deliver an audience 12 times larger than the publicly funded broadcaster claimed.\n\nThe correction from the national broadcaster follows a recent study by independent media monitoring service Streem which showed 'newsworthy' print and online media articles, examining more than one million Exactly! When is he leaving?! The Australian people have had enough of Tony Jones. Please move on! Still, nobody watches because the content and presenters have damaged the brand too much. Nobody watches Sky, its crap.
Australia has a ‘moral duty’ to let Tamil family stay: Keneally | Sky News AustraliaAustralia has a ‘moral duty’ to ensure a Tamil family who are currently in immigration detention are not deported to Sri Lanka, according to Labor's Kristina Keneally.\n\nNadesalingam and Priya fled Sri Lanka, arriving by boat separately in 2012 and 2013 and settling in the Queensland town of Biloela.\n\nThe couple had two daughters before being moved into immigration detention in 2018.\n\nAdvocates have urged the Coalition to let the family stay, despite a series of courts rejecting their claims for asylum.\n\nMs Keneally told Sky News the government has an obligation to protect this family as they have “stayed in Australia for some time” and have “put down roots.”\n\nShe says the Immigration Minister has the discretion to intervene in this case and 'do the right thing.' \n\nImage: News Corp KKeneally She’s wrong. KKeneally According to KKeneally, we all have a duty to do everything she says we should do, or we are immoral. KKeneally Absolute RUBBISH They knowingly broke the law - enough. There is no danger is Sri Lanka - they returned 3 times for holidays. Send them back and stop this nonsense 😡
‘Let them stay’: crowds protest deportation of Tamil family | Sky News AustraliaCrowds of people have rallied around the country urging the government to stop the impending deportation back to Sri Lanka of a Tamil family seeking asylum in Australia.\n\n“Let them stay,” protestors chanted on Sunday. \n\nThe family is being held on Christmas Island while its bid to stay is dealt with in Melbourne's federal court.\n\nSome political leaders have spoken out in support of the family.\n\nGreens leader Richard Di Natale said “it’s about time the government stepped in, the prime minister showed a bit of leadership, some humanity, some decency, some compassion, and let this family make a contribution to this nation.”\n\n“Let’s just let this family stay,” Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek said. \n\nThe government is standing firm and said the family should not be treated any differently to other people seeking asylum in Australia. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia I cant help but wonder if ScoMo has this Sri Lankan family in his 'thoughts and prayers.' People smugglers watching this with great interest & particularly enjoying Labor & Greens MPs doing their best to promote the people smuggling businesses. Apparently 1200 deaths at sea were a mere drop in the ocean (pun intended).
NSW Labor in need of ‘grey beard strategy’ | Sky News AustraliaFormer Canberra Press Gallery journalist Darrin Barnett says New South Wales Labor needs “a bit of grey beard strategy” where older people with “real experience” take over some of the leadership jobs.\n\nMr Barnett noted the young age of recent Labor general secretaries including the suspended Kaila Murnain and former senator Sam Dastyari, who was elected to the role in 2010.\n\nThe NSW branch of the party is consumed by a foreign donations scandal with the anti-corruption commission examining how $100,000 in cash, allegedly from a Chinese billionaire, turned up at NSW ALP headquarters.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia DarrinBarnett1 'grey beard strategy'. Seems like people have woken up that gender quotas are not working. DarrinBarnett1 Does anyone else thinks she looks like a young Anna Bligh? Shallow, I know 🙂 beside that, yes, experience in the world counts. I think, maybe, she was young and naive 🙂 DarrinBarnett1 Dishonesty doesn't improve with age, you just get smarter at covering it up
Sixth boat intercepted from Sri Lanka | Sky News AustraliaA fishing boat carrying a suspected 13 illegal immigrants has been intercepted west of Christmas Island. \n\nThe Home Affairs department revealed it is the sixth boat to have made the journey from Sri Lanka to Australia since May. \n\nBorder Force reports said there have been just 12 boats from Sri Lanka since Operation Sovereign Borders began in 2013, indicating a fresh surge in arrivals. \n\nPeter Dutton is blaming a bill making it easier for refugees and asylum seekers held in offshore detention and be flown to Australia for medical attention. \n\nThe government is trying to repeal to bill, and the Senate is expected to make a final vote on the matter next week. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia kkeneally will be there by lunch time to pick them up Is there room for a family of 4? Australia can save some money and include them for the tow back Fantastic. Great move. Well done. SpudMengler
Bupa accused of breaches of cleanliness | Sky News AustraliaAged care provider Bupa is being accused of breaches in pain management, palliative care, and cleanliness. \n\nIt is reported the largest for-profit provider is facing allegations regarding 30 of its New South Wales nursing homes.