Australian Politics: 10 November 2013 – Turning Back the Policy


Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The links below are to article reporting on persecution news from Indonesia.

For more visit:
- http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jakarta/non-muslim-ward-chief-stays-on/
- http://www.csw.org.hk/?p=1851
- http://www.persecution.org/2013/10/03/two-indonesian-christians-sentenced-to-three-years-behind-bars-for-evangelism/
- http://dynamic.csw.org.uk/article.asp?t=press&id=1584

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Indonesia.

For more visit:
- http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/42268
- http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jakarta/four-alleged-terrorists-arrested-in-east-jakarta/

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the killing of terrorists involved in attacks on churches in Indonesia.

For more visit:
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/slain-terrorists-identities-confirmed/

Indonesia: West Papua – Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from West Papua in Indonesia.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2013/08/03/west-papuan-christians-suffer-indonesian-political-military-abuse/

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Indonesia, where persecution is rapidly increasing, especially in Aceh and West Java.

For more visit:
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Aceh,-increasing-intolerance-against-Christians:-17-house-churches-closed-28502.html

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on a convert from Hinduism in Bali who has been locked in her room by her family.

For more visit:
http://www.mnnonline.org/article/18765

Australian Politics: 14 July 2013


With the return of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister in Australia, things have been moving along fairly quickly in Australian politics. Time of course is running out as an election looms, so time is necessarily of the essence. One of the areas that the ALP has moved to address is the carbon tax, with Kevin Rudd’s government moving toward an emissions trading scheme. This has brought the typical and expected responses from the opposition, as well as charges of hypocrisy from the Greens. For more visit the following links:

- http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/kevin-rudd-confirms-government-to-scrap-fixed-carbon-price-20130714-2pxqi.html

The link below is to an article that pretty much sums up the situation currently in Australian politics I think – well worth a read.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/tony-abbott-fall-stunt-men

Also causing continuing angst in Australia is the issue of asylum seekers and boat people. There has been even more terrible news from the seas surrounding Christmas Island, with yet another asylum seeker tragedy involving a boat from Indonesia.

Around the edges of the mainstream parties are those of Bob Katter and Clive Palmer. There are stories of an alleged financial offer from Clive Palmer’s ‘Palmer United Party’ to join with ‘Katter’s Australian Party’ for $20 million dollars and form the combined ‘Katter United Australian Party.’ For more visit the links below:

- http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/palmer-denies-deal-with-katters-party/story-e6frfku9-1226679175607
- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-14/katter2c-palmer-at-odds-over-claims-mining-magnate-offered-fin/4819098

And finally, for just a bit of a chuckle – not much of one – just a small chuckle, have a read of the following article linked to at:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/turnbull-still-not-laughing-at-tonys-internet-humour/story-fnii5s3z-1226679169349