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Monday 6 May 2013

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True marriage is a vote-winner


Family Voice Australia Media Release 6 May 2013

“It’s time politicians on both sides of the world woke up and smelt the coffee,” says FamilyVoice Australia’s Tasmania State Officer Mr Jim Collins, following election wins in both the UK (Thursday) and Tasmania (Saturday) for candidates supporting man-woman marriage.


“The results of Saturday’s elections for three Tasmanian upper house seats should send a clear message,” said Mr Collins. “Despite an aggressive campaign against our so-called conservatives, asking voters to reject their stance against same-sex marriage – there were decisive victories for true marriage in all three seats.”
Independent MLC Jim Wilkinson held his seat in Nelson with 52 per cent of the first preference vote. Liberal Vanessa Goodwin was returned with 51 per cent in Pembroke. In the seat of Montgomery, new Liberal candidate Leonie Hiscutt won against the local mayor, 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
“As ordinary Tasmanian families begin to busy themselves this week, there are plenty of higher priorities on their mind than the constant pressure for us to ‘redefine marriage’,” Jim Collins said. “Politicians need to listen to the voice of the people, and an election is the best opinion poll they can ever see. A firm stance for true marriage is clearly a vote winner.”
Mr Collins, who was born in England said: “The UK Conservative party has found this out to their cost. They suffered dramatic losses in last week’s local council elections, a direct result of David Cameron’s defiant support for same-sex marriage. The fledgling UKIP enjoyed a huge boost, in part because of their refusal to change the man-woman meaning marriage has always had.”
“At home in Tasmania, people seem to be sick and tired of the incessant push to legalise same-sex marriage. Redefining marriage in Australia is far from being inevitable, despite what we’re constantly told.
“Rodney Croome and other lobbyists infatuated with same-sex marriage need to take a cold shower,” Jim Collins said. “Voters have decisively rejected marriage redefinition – in federal parliament, in our Tassie upper house – and now in this weekend’s elections.
“With national elections this year, and our state leaders up before the people in early 2014, political pundits should be honest about what really wins votes!” he said.



Immigration employer awareness seminars in Coober Pedy


An immigration outreach officer will visit Coober Pedy in May to conduct information seminars about employer-sponsored skilled migration options and to explain new laws and penalties for employing or referring people who are not allowed to work.
A Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) spokesman said significant changes to the employer-sponsored skilled visa program were introduced on 1 July 2012.
“These seminars will provide an overview of these changes, including information about SkillSelect,” the spokesman said.
“SkillSelect is an online service that connects Australian employers with potential skilled migrants and streamlines the pathway to permanent residence for people already working in Australia on temporary skilled 457 visas.
“Our officer can provide a range of information about temporary or permanent employer-sponsored visa options and the concessions available for regional applicants.”
The Coober Pedy seminars will also educate businesses about their responsibility for checking to ensure that the workers they use are allowed to work in Australia.
This will include information about new laws recently passed by the Parliament, which introduce civil penalties and infringement notices for employers or labour suppliers of illegal workers.
The information seminars will take place on May 14 at 5pm and May 15 at 8.30am at the Desert Cave Hotel, Lot 1 Hutchinson St, Coober Pedy.
Seminar bookings are essential.
Please RSVP to outreach.sa@immi.gov.au or phone 0434 076 437, by May 13.


FAR NORTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE INC
ROUND 3, 4 May 2013


Hornridge 21.20 – 146 def Andamooka 5.2 – 32


HORNRIDGE SPORTING CLUB
Goal Kickers: J. Harman 8, T. Grosser 4, N. Yates 2, A. Robinson 2, P. Bowey , S. Schwartz , T. Harman , B. Kelly , L. Begley
Best Players: T. Harman, J. Harman, T. Grosser, L. Munro, A. Robinson
ANDAMOOKA FOOTBALL CLUB
Goal Kickers: A. Hand 3, J. Laurence , D. Baker
Best Players: M. Moloney, S. Orr, D. Baker, M. Tuohy, B. Harris

Olympic Dam 10.8 – 68 def Roxby Districts 9.11 – 65


OLYMPIC DAM FOOTBALL CLUB
Goal Kickers: M. Shaw 4, J. Neindorf 2, M. Elson 2, A. Homer , R. Mills
Best Players: M. Shaw, R. Bennett, C. Green, D. Moyse, N. Howard

ROXBY DIDTRICTS
Goal Kickers: N. Anderson 3, J. Watson 2, K. Zeptner 2, C. Gibson , C. Kenny
Best Players: C. Hall, R. Castellano, B. Hampel, K. Zeptner, J. Telfer

From http://www.sportingpulse.com

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