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February 5, 2016

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The ABC’s Play School can no longer be trusted not to push political agendas with its plans to feature gay dads on the show, the Australian Christian Lobby says.

The group says parents should not be forced into explaining to kids how two men come to have a baby.

“Unsupervised watching of Play School was always considered safe by generations of parents. Now parents can’t be sure if their children are going to be exposed to contested social and political agendas,” ACL managing director Lyle Shelton said in a statement on Friday.

A two-dad family has been cast for the program’s popular Through the Windows segment, which will also include an adopted family, an extended family, a blended family and an indigenous family.

Mr Shelton accused the public broadcaster of imposing “rainbow politics” on toddlers when millions of their parents did not agree with same-sex marriage.

“The ABC should not assume that producing children through harvested eggs and a rented or donated woman’s womb to meet the desires of two men is a public good.”

Mr Shelton called on Communications Minister Mitch Fifield to intervene.

 

 

 

 

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  1. TB Queensland permalink
    February 5, 2016 7:44 pm

    Mr Shelton accused the public broadcaster of imposing “rainbow politics” on toddlers when millions of their parents did not agree with same-sex marriage.

    But its OK to foist religion on kids with no evidence of truth or fact … duh!

    More millions of parent do agree with same sex marriage …

    Suck it up Princess!

  2. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 5, 2016 11:46 pm

    But its OK to foist religion on kids with no evidence of truth or fact … duh!

    Yeah, rainbow politics is parental abuse, but nothing said about the child abuse from religious indoctrination from birth.

    OK to foist religion on everyone through taxes, school system [and private schools get more public funding than public schools] and the demands made of politicians to enact laws in their favour.

    It’s organised religion that creates the hatred and bigotry in society, they want to force [by law and policy] that everyone live according to their chosen, personal piety of and we also don’t need pre schoolers to be tainted by adult prejudices and concepts beyond their understanding.

  3. February 6, 2016 10:15 am

    “”It’s organised religion that creates the hatred and bigotry in society, they want to force [by law and policy] that everyone live according to their chosen, personal piety of and we also don’t need pre schoolers to be tainted by adult prejudices and concepts beyond their understanding.””

    Not to mention terrorising little kids into adhering to their ideology with the threat that “if you don’t believe in jesus you’ll rot in hell. FOREVER!”

  4. February 6, 2016 10:22 am

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  5. TB Queensland permalink
    February 6, 2016 10:27 am

    “if you don’t believe in jesus you’ll rot in hell. FOREVER!”

    Yeah, tha had quite an impact on me too … but not in the way they expected!

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    February 6, 2016 10:29 am

    Is Steven Joyce related to a certain Barnaby?

  7. Tom R permalink
    February 6, 2016 6:48 pm

    but not in the way they expected!

    It always seemed a bit extreme to me too. After all, eternity might be a while.

    or it might not 😉

  8. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 6, 2016 11:37 pm

    …After word of the Newsgirls’ plans spread, Roosh decided to cancel the meet-ups, writing that he can “no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend.”

    Imagine feeling unsafe in a public space, or afraid to have your privacy violated. As a woman, I have no idea what that must be like…

  9. February 7, 2016 9:51 am

    That’s brilliant AO!

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    February 7, 2016 12:57 pm

    LOL! Go get ’em! That’s the way to do it!

    Impressive, KL!

  11. Arco Iris permalink
    February 7, 2016 5:31 pm

    The group says parents should not be forced into explaining to kids how two observers come to have a rainbow.

  12. Neil of Sydney permalink
    February 7, 2016 9:33 pm

    This what Labor supporters expect!

    The Premiers are just playing politics. Why didn’t they make this offer when the detention centers were bursting at the seams? There are only 80 kids locked up now. Way done on the number under Labor.

    And i was wrong when i said Labor locked up 2,000 kids. It was actually 8,000. Such hypocrisy from Labor who condemned Howard for locking up a much smaller number. 2,000 kids was the highest number of kids locked up at any one time. But there were actually 8,000 locked up in total by Labor.

  13. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:02 am

    Considering we are actively talking about tax havens, and considering malcayman is actively protecting them from being “on the table”, then yes, it is a clear conflict of interest.

    Which brings us to another thing. Since Shorten has successfully killed off the GST (perhaps. maybe, waffle waffle), just what IS on the table?

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:18 am

    Since Shorten has successfully killed off the GST”

    Really!! I had no idea he was still in politics, I haven’t heard anything from him for ages.

  15. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:40 am

    I haven’t heard anything from him for ages.

    I’m not surprised 😉

    http://gerdleonhard.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c59be53ef013488b614d8970c-800wi

  16. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:42 am

    Ah, so, he’s not an AGW denying troglodyte, he’s just clueless.

    Mr Turnbull and his staff “didn’t see it coming”, a senior CSIRO researcher has been told. The PM “blanched” when given a copy of the news of the cuts, and asked his staff to investigate, another source tells Fairfax Media.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/heat-to-stay-on-csiro-climate-cuts-amid-claims-malcolm-turnbull-was-blindsided-20160207-gmnug5.html#ixzz3zWq8uDCv
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  17. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 11:07 am

    Our msm are incompetent sometimes

    First, he claims Labor is jumping at shadows, cos of course, htere is no GST, then, the GST has been killed off (but not because of anything Labor has done of course, purely ……. well because). He’s sticking to the medias line, no matter how stupid it makes him look

  18. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 11:16 am

    GST is not OFF the table, TR … Milkum TurnAbbout said he had not YET been convinced they should raise the GST … the usual weasel words!

    Thinking about Milkum’s “conflict of interest”, two things spring to mind … as a “major” (whatever that means) investor in 7/11 shouldn’t he stand down until the wage stealing* issue is sorted out …

    And with all these conflicts of interest … just what should he do with all his booty … I know … invest it in Australian infrastructure!

    * It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious … but consider the different rules for business and employees …

    … if employees had stolen the thousands of dollar owed by 7/11 (and other companies in the past – no doubt the present and the in future) they would go to jail and have a criminal record the rest of their lives …

    To my knowledge no-one has been charged with theft or for that matter investigated under IR legislation …

    By now its should be obvious to even the thickest Liberal leaner that businesses are not the angels they are purported to be … and unions are the result of poor management … the Liberals not only wanted to tip the pendulum to the far to the right (business) … but break the bloody thing off altogether!

  19. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 11:27 am

    GST is not OFF the table, TR

    Man these “debates” are confusing.

    So, I guess, we’ll “debate” all the way until AFTER the election if we are in fact debating a GST or not.

    And nothing else in the meantime, because, debating about what we are actually debating is technique a debate 😉

    Q): What’s the difference between a malcayman lie and yabot lie

    A): About 250 words

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 11:41 am

    Queensland’s resources industry has called on the state and federal governments for help to save thousands of jobs after a study showed that a third of the state’s coalmines are running at a loss.

    The report, commissioned by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), also found that more than half of the mines producing thermal coal for power stations were losing money.

    “It’s really time for government to sit down with the industry and see what we can do to hang onto the jobs we’ve got,” the chief executive of QRC, Michael Roche, told ABC radio.

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/08/queensland-mining-industry-asks-for-taxpayer-support-to-keep-coal-jobs

    The government might have been able to help if the mining companies had paid the right tax!

    The problem with the free marketeers is that they want to rape the place for high profits in the good times and then expect a hand out from the people in the bad … greedy Uber Kapitalism works well until there is no buyers!

    The coal industry is rooted, its dead, its gone to its maker in the sky, its stapled to its perch, it is no longer viable, its the digital age! Build more solar and wind farms, tap into geothermal energy, harvest wave power … and guess where you’ll find that expertise?

    Did you guess? Yep the fkn mines! Very capable civil engineers, heavy equipment operators, admin, surveyors, managers, and ancillary support (stores, maintenance, accommodation) …

    Where’s all the investment on infrastructure?

    Bite the bullet … go renewable!

    There is now a solar panel for every Australian! 1.9 million households!

    Make Australia the envy of the world with unlimited energy to actually DO stuff cheaply …

    Its not rocket science!

  21. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 11:42 am

    About 250 words Is that all? 🙂 Seemed like 2500! 😀

  22. Neil of Sydney permalink
    February 8, 2016 1:27 pm

    The government might have been able to help if the mining companies had paid the right tax

    The govt would have an extra $15-$20B if you didn’t vote to abolish the Pacific Solution in 2007.

    The coal industry is rooted

    Not good for Australia if that is true. It is our second biggest export.

  23. February 8, 2016 2:08 pm

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  24. Tom R permalink
    February 8, 2016 2:17 pm

    Well, looks like TB was correct. the GST is back on the menu boys

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 3:13 pm

    This flippy floppy governance is what costs the economy … incompetent amateurs …

  26. Splatterbottom permalink
    February 8, 2016 4:04 pm

    Pillock Ruddock retiring:

  27. February 8, 2016 4:41 pm

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  28. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 7:26 pm

    Apparently 59% of the population aren’t “disappointed”, sreb?

    Fkn Dills!

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 7:38 pm

    126 out 100 to FDotM! As per usualllyy … teehee!

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    February 8, 2016 7:40 pm

    Encore :

  31. Marlen Dietrich permalink
    February 9, 2016 2:21 am

    This version is more TB apt 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLAxbQxyJSQ

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 8:53 am

    Ageism comes in many forms I see … Dietrich was from my parents era … and what an awful singer she was … 🙂

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:13 am

    I don’t know whether politicians are thick, slow, dumb, incompetent, deceitful, liars, illiterate, arrogant or all of the above!

    For Milkum TurnAbbout I’ve highlighted the appropriate phrase that makes the decision simple for a kindergarten kid … Robert, breached the code of practice … if he thin ks he has done nothing wrong now – he’ll do it again … he’s another glass jawed Brough!

    Mr Robert took personal leave, approved by the Prime Minister’s Office, and paid for the trip out of his own pocket.

    He has declared a financial interest in companies associated with Mr Marks.

    Mr Shorten said Labor was not satisfied all the facts about the visit had been revealed.

    “Who sponsored his Chinese visa? What did he say was the purpose of his trip: tourist, work or official?” he asked on ABC radio.

    The ministerial code of conduct says a minister shall not “act as a consultant or advisor to a company business or other interests, whether paid or unpaid, or provide assistance to any such body, except as maybe appropriate in their official capacity as minister”.

    In parliament on Monday, Mr Turnbull expressed confidence in all his ministers but said he had sought advice from the head of his department about Mr Robert’s trip and whether it breached the code.

  34. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:14 am

    Looks like they’ve learnt nothing from 2014. Bring it on

    The West Australian has learnt that planning for the ambitious but politically risky outsourcing of government payments is well-advanced, with a view to making it a key feature of Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first Budget in May.

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30767296/government-eyes-massive-medicare-health-privatisation/

  35. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:18 am

    In response to the program’s first question, Nash said the government was still considering tax reform including the prospect of an increase to the goods and services tax

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/09/qa-fiona-nash-agrees-to-drop-private-health-cover-while-rural-health-minister

    100 … change hands …

  36. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:20 am

  37. Splatterbottom permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:34 am

    “I don’t know whether politicians are thick, slow, dumb, incompetent, deceitful, liars, illiterate, arrogant or all of the above!”

    Inept perhaps?

  38. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:35 am

    Does private enterprise even exist anymore?
    It’s time to get it off the public teat, then we might be able to afford healthcare, education and some scientists to keep the country moving.

  39. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 9:57 am

    I’m pretty sure “What Tony Fears” could fill a new book!
    News for tony, the libs and especially his ‘base’ are the far right, loony fringe he fears.
    When is malcolm going to reign in the freelancing, direct threats and sniping through daily telegraph leaks?

    Why does he fear the rise of the extreme right? Let them have a go I say, let us see [and reject] the ugliness within.

    …Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the Liberal Party not to change its stance on asylum seekers or Islamic State for fear of losing ground to far-right parties.

    Mr Abbott told News Corp that centre-right parties, like the Liberals, risk losing votes to such fringe parties if it ‘softened’ on these issues.

    “Since the change in leadership our base have been on heightened alert for signs of softening in our stance on boat arrivals or the need to ­defeat the global Islamic ­insurgency,” he said, according to The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday…

  40. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:04 am

    Queensland mining industry asks for taxpayer support to keep coal jobs

    Where “support” = “subsidy” (of which they already receive much)

  41. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:05 am

    From your tweet, KL … (did you see my comment @ TB Queensland, February 8, 2016 11:41 am?)

    The $1.8 billion which AGL just fracked away, may seem a large figure yet it is nothing compared with the real cost of Australia’s myopic energy policy, if you could call it an energy policy at all (it blithely ignores the revolution of renewable energy).

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:06 am

    sb, inept is a good choice … doesn’t negate my other suggestions tho’ it does add a nice overall title …

  43. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:09 am

    Abbott fears voters may forsake Libs for far-right parties:

    Looks like the Onion has hacked the New Daily ao?

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:13 am

    Hacked? Can he use a computer?

  45. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:43 am

    Can he use a computer?

    I see what you did there 😉

  46. Walrus permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:43 am

    “Where “support” = “subsidy” (of which they already receive much)”

    Thang Dog the renewable industry gets by sans taxpayer subsidies

  47. February 9, 2016 10:44 am

    “”Mr Abbott told News Corp that centre-right parties, like the Liberals””

    “centre-right??”

    That’s gold!

  48. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 10:50 am

    Frightening!

    Govt eyes massive Medicare, health privatisation:
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/30767296/government-eyes-massive-medicare-health-privatisation/

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 11:51 am

    Didn’t this mob learn from the recent Registered Training Organisation fiasco?

    And power and water …

    Why not privatise the air force and the navy and the army …

    WTF don’t we just privatise the government FFS … they don’t do anything, they’re not productive in any way – in fact they’re actually destructive!

    These pricks couldn’t run a business … they can’t even run a fkn country!

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 11:53 am

    Thang Dog the renewable industry gets by sans taxpayer subsidies

    Not forever … and the coal industry is rooted, fkd, dead, nailed to the perch … when other businesses run out of clients they aren’t given a handout … are they???

  51. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 11:58 am

    Thang Dog the renewable industry gets by sans taxpayer subsidies

    I’ve personally got nothing against (well targeted) subsidies.

    I’ve got a lot against one sector that has sucked off the grubmints teat since day dot complaining about other sectors receiving it

  52. February 9, 2016 12:17 pm

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    This is true.

    It’s a more appropriate characterisation befitting accountants and book keepers.

  53. February 9, 2016 12:21 pm

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  54. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 12:51 pm

    #estimates

  55. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:02 pm

    There was not a single Labor MP who spoke out against the deporting of 267 asylum seekers in federal caucus meeting today

    As hard as that is to hear, it doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    Even Doug Cameron has gone to the dark side on this issue 😦

  56. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:15 pm

    re estimates ao

  57. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:22 pm

    An HOUR! No wonder he got the arse! 😉

  58. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:22 pm

  59. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:48 pm

    Having read Nick Ross’ “forensic piece” …

    No wonder he got the arse! 😉

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:50 pm

    In all honesty that Nick Ross article is exactly what we have been saying right up to now experiencing it!

    If you can’t trust Milkum to succeed in building the most innovative infrastructure Australia ahs ever seen … why would you trust him with the whole fkn country!

  61. Neil of Sydney permalink
    February 9, 2016 1:52 pm

    As hard as that is to hear, it doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    Even Doug Cameron has gone to the dark side on this issue

    Funny comment from a man who voted for a party which locked up 8,000 kids

  62. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 2:56 pm

  63. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 3:09 pm

  64. February 9, 2016 3:09 pm

    ACL,,,,managing director Lyle Shelton said in a statement on Friday,,,,,,

    ,,,,,,public broadcaster of imposing `rainbow politics`,,,,,,

    #perhaps the Aust Catlick Loonies should worry less about my frightened abc programming, and worry more about their own `bare-in-there` workforce around children #praise.the.dog

  65. February 9, 2016 3:16 pm

    nymag,,,,,,and his followers were planning to meet up in Toronto, the women of the Toronto Newsgirls boxing club decided they`d attend,,,,,,#doosh.panic #guffaw

  66. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 3:21 pm

  67. Tom R permalink
    February 9, 2016 3:22 pm

  68. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 6:40 pm

  69. armchair opinionator permalink
    February 9, 2016 7:19 pm

    Personal Reflections Of Philip Ruddock: Minister, Baby Kisser, All Round Human Rights Abuser
    https://newmatilda.com/2016/02/08/personal-reflections-of-philip-ruddock-minister-baby-kisser-all-round-human-rights-abuser/

    …We’ll return to the Babies/Ruddock angle later, because first it’s important to acknowledge the longevity – not to mention the achievements – of a man whose done more to disgrace this nation than most politicians before him…

    Smells like a bureaucratic cover-up.

    Senator Calls For Inquiry Into Nick Ross Affair And ABC’s “Hit Piece” On Labor’s NBN
    https://newmatilda.com/2016/02/09/labor-senator-calls-for-inquiry-into-nick-ross-affair-abcs-hit-piece-on-labors-nbn/

  70. TB Queensland permalink
    February 12, 2016 4:46 pm

    Have we discussed Resistance Leader Pell lately?

  71. February 16, 2016 11:04 am

    I see those “decent” “upstanding” “christian folk” want anti-discrimination laws to be watered down so that they can argue the case against equality.

    What a hate filled little cloister they must be..

    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/christian-lobby-seeks-antidiscrimination-override-for-plebiscite-campaign-20160215-gmu4kd.html

  72. TB Queensland permalink
    February 16, 2016 11:21 am

    Its all those feminists, sreb, they should never have made ’em priests … er… mmm

  73. February 16, 2016 12:40 pm

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  74. TB Queensland permalink
    February 16, 2016 1:14 pm

    Jesus has the Answer!

    (bumper sticker this am)

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