When you lie down with dogs …

In the first week of the new NSW parliament, in the Legislative Council, notice was given of 34 new bills. Of these, 13 were by the Christian Democratic Party. Here is a list of them:

1. To repeal the amendments made by the Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Act 2010 that enable couples of the same sex to adopt children.
2. To prohibit the advertising of alcoholic beverages and related trade marks, brand names and logos.
3. To amend the Crimes Act 1900 to make it an offence to publish material that incites or promotes terrorism or other violence.
4. To amend the Crimes Act 1900 to prohibit a person soliciting another for sexual gratification for payment.
5. To amend the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 to further provide for the involuntary rehabilitative care of persons with severe substance dependence.
6. To amend the Education Act 1990 to repeal the provision inserted by the Education Amendment (Ethics) Act 2010 allowing special education in ethics as a secular alternative to special religious education at government schools.
7. To provide for the establishment of the Family Impact Commission to study the moral, social and economic effects on the family unit of certain laws and proposed laws and Government expenditure.
8. To prohibit the advertising of gambling and related trade marks, brand names and logos.
9. To amend the Liquor Act 2007 to raise the minimum drinking age from 18 years to 21 years.
10. To amend the Liquor Act 2007 to require packaged liquor to contain a health warning about the danger of drinking when pregnant.
11. To prohibit the advertising of sex services.
12. To authorise the use of the term State Senate as a reference to the Legislative Council and to authorise the use of the term State Senator as a reference to a member of the Legislative Council.
13. To amend the Summary Offences Act 1988 to prohibit people wearing full-face coverings in public places.

In the NSW State election, the Shooters and Fishers Party nominated the Christian Democratic Party to receive its preferences in the event that it failed to maintain 15 candidates.

In the 2010 Federal election, the Shooters and Fishers Party gave its preferences first to the Christian Democrats and then to the Liberals/Nationals. Other minor parties were ignored.

The Shooters and Fishers Party and the Christian Democratic Party are united in their opposition to the Greens. As crossbenchers they need to cooperate with each other to some extent. But do shooters really want their party closely aligned to a party that proposes legislation like this?  No wonder they are called far right.

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One Response to When you lie down with dogs …

  1. currybadger says:

    Maybe it’s time to shoot the Christians?

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