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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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What about the youth patrols / night patrols being available to those fast food outlets if staff need a lite night ride home.
Just a number pinned to the staff notice board is all it would take.
Or are these vehicles only for those kids, teenagers who usually run and hide when they see either police vans or these vans?

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A child seeing one episode of domestic abuse should not be tolerated, let alone six.
Get the violator out of that environment as soon as possible so that the other family members can lead safe lives.
Now we have another young life traumatised because of domestic violence and alcohol misuse.
Is this a fail mark for the Royal Commission?

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A friend of mine rang the LLC several months back to complain about the lack of control of the service of alcohol across the town.
He was advised to take videos of the offending venues and send to them.
I can tell you that he told the person on the phone that they should be doing their job and going around and just watching the bar staff and security personnel, not the general public doing their job.
Hopefully this new group will control the sales to both take-away customers and venue goers.

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How about getting pictures of these kids and posting them with a question: “Where are your parents and extended families.” See what responses you get from the kids’ relatives.

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Surely both flags at Anzac Hill are most worthy of being flown.
The NT flag represents IMHO, those who fought for their country and are still serving in conflicts overseas and the Australian flag is a reminder of this great land of ours and each state and territory who had people serving in the various forces.
I wonder if the other other states and territory do the same thing? Keep them both flying proudly over this town.

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