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You can vote No with love: Alice priest
@ Bruce: “Then there is the situation that the LGBTIQ community now desires access to an institution (marriage) that it has denigrated over several decades.”
Can you please explain this quote?


You can vote No with love: Alice priest
What about those M/F couples who get married and have no intention of having children?
I know of several couples with this view. Bang goes the procreation theory.
And I’m afraid many religions have bent the rules to suit themselves. Child abuse covered up but unwed couples who are having / had children outside of marriage are shunned by the their employer, the Catholic Church. My daughter is a classic example.
She has raised two beautiful children with her partner, but not married and was made to feel like an outcast at the Catholic School where she worked.
No goodbye and good luck when she went on maternity leave, no nothing.
My other daughter is gay and has been in a loving stable relationship with a lovely girl who has three children, one boy and two girls. No stress levels there.
And when my daughter came out as gay she was 17 and had lived with this knowledge for three years but did not want to burden me with her “problem” while I was going through a marriage break up.
Her coming out was like this: Mum and Dad I’ve got three things to tell you. UH-OH, she’s pregnant, in trouble with the police or owes someone money were my thoughts.
Firstly she said, I’ve had my hip pierced. Yuk I said.
Secondly, when I go out drinking at the pub (hang on you are only 17, but to think about it I did the same) I also smoke. Hmmm.
Thirdly my friend Tash is also my partner. By this time she was crying and wanted a hug. This I duly gave her and said I have one thing to say to you. What, she said, trembling and crying? Give up the smokes I said. No pain, no discarding of her, no telling her she was bad and what had we done wrong.
I love her as much today as then and her father does too.
Sorry, Father, but you can’t have it both ways. God’s love is inclusive not exclusive. Desmond Tutu once said that if God was homophobic he would prefer the other place and I totally agree with him.


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And now, your friendly neighbourhood prison
Why not get the elders at the town camps to take these kids into their care? All of the talk from 12 months ago has resulted in nothing changing.
Make the elders do what they said they would. Over to you Shane, let’s start.


Police use spikes to stop children driving car ‘dangerously’
Perhaps getting the ‘elders’ involved with these teenagers may help.


Senior Arrernte men take a stand: time to do something about young people causing trouble on their country
Well, has it started?


Lhere Artepe director on aggravated assault charge
@ Shane: Please explain why you constantly state this is your country. After all you came via a landmass that eventually broke (paraphrasing) and left you stranded.
Please explain your exact proof of respect for country and culture and tradition.
My property has been violated by your people on four occasions, the latest one leaving me without transport to attend my place of employment which helps your people as well as many others in this town.
I am out of pocket to the value of $700 because of your people. I take care visiting your and your fellow people’s lands, but all that seems not to matter when it comes to you respecting others that are not Aboriginal or Koori or Indigenous, whatever you wish to be called.
Please enlighten me as to what your employment entails and whether your work is equal or more important than my paying taxes to assist your peoples for 47 years.
And editor please press charges, you are the 4th person that I know of who has decided not to press charges against Indigenous people who have assaulted them. Don’t let anymore get away with no punishment for their abhorrent actions. If my offender is caught no matter what I \will press charges.


Cops nab alleged grog runners
@ Evelyne Roullet: I agree with you and the buying online of alcohol. But at least by catching these three it might send a message to others doing exactly the same thing, whether it be by online sales or driving to bottle shops and each buying a certain amount individually.
Having seen the amounts that are bought each day by the same people, they are either alcoholics themselves, have parties every night or the obvious as shown here.
Buying online or shipping it in will not stop but at least this is a start.


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