We congratulate Tasmania’s new premier Will Hodgman, and the Liberal party for their resounding victory in the state election on Saturday the 15th March.
Whilst it is good to see the end of the social engineering of the Labor/Greens coalition, the new premier has already stated his belief that the Tasmania parliament has wasted too much time on non-key, non economic issues in the recent past. This is undoubtedly true, with the constant pre-occupation of the government with abortion, same sex marriage, euthanasia, persecuting Christian schools etc, the following quote from a recent article by Wayne Williams in newsweekly reinforces why it it so important that voters consider more than just economic factors when choosing their leaders.
“Tasmania’s controversial new abortion legislation, passed last November, is not far short of a licence for infanticide. It denies pro-life doctors freedom of conscience if they are unwilling to provide a referral for an abortion to women with unwanted pregnancies, and makes it illegal for people to hold even peaceful protests within 150 metres of an abortion facility. Anybody protesting within the exclusion zone can be fined up to $9,750 or be jailed for up to a year.
On March 4, a Queensland pro-life activist, Graham Preston, was arrested in Hobart, charged and jailed, pending an appearance in the city’s Magistrates Court on March 7, for conducting a peaceful protest within the exclusion zone.”
Only a representative from a values driven party can be guarantee to bring the important moral and ethical issues to the parliament.
Contrary to the famous words of disgraced US president Bill Clinton, “it’s (not JUST) the economy stupid”. Governments have a responsibility to protect the innocent and ensure a safe place for all it’s citizens, including those in the womb. The same situation occurred in Victorian after their last state election. Many pro-life voters had hoped the victory of the conservative government would see a change to the abominable abortion legislation introduced by the then rejected labor government. To this day, some 3 years later, there has been NO CHANGE to that legislation. Had the Victorian voters elected representatives from Australian Christians, the result may have been very different. Now, unless something changes significantly, concerned pro-life Tasmanians will be equally disappointed with the absolute disregard the major parties show to their concerns and to the welfare of the innocent.
We pray future elections, including the upcoming WA senate by-election and Victoria’s state election due in November this year, will see AC candidates elected to bring this and other important values issues to the legislative
Click here for the latest Christian Values Checklist for parties contesting this Tasmanian state election
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