The Government Must Value Morality Over Revenue
5th March 2015
Since the inner-city late-night lock-out laws were introduced, in February 2014, alcohol related trauma has remarkably halved. “It is evident that these measures have been effective and have helped prevent damage to young lives and their families” stated Rev Fred Nile, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party.
“Our society is now facing many more pressures and demands. We are seeing and are much more aware now of atrocities in many parts of the world as well as local threats that once never existed.
It is evident that our youth are more and more troubled. Rev Nile has been on the Parliamentary Sexual Abuse Committee and supports its recommendations. Mr Nile was also a Member of the Alcohol and Drug Committee Inquiry and supports its recommendations.
Mr Nile is a guest speaker tonight at the 2015 NAAPA Alcohol Policy Election Forum at 6.00pm on Thursday 5th March 2015 at the Salvation Army Sydney Congress Hall, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
The CEO of St. Vincent’s Health, Toby Hall, has called upon the NSW Government to expand the lock-out laws throughout Sydney and NSW. “I fully support Mr Hall’s request” said Rev Nile.
“I also request that the Government does not weaken to the demands to alter the current broadcast code” stated Rev Fred Nile. “There is currently a proposal before the Australian Communications and Media Authority to alter the advertising of alcohol and (adult violence) to be permitted from 7.30 pm.
“This will inevitably detrimentally influence under-aged viewers. Under the existing code such material is permitted only after 8.30pm” stated Rev Fred Nile.
“Our society is favouring monetary profit over morality” stated Rev Fred Nile. “I have led the Christian Democratic Party for 34 years in Parliament and our core values are to preserve traditional and moral values which is what our Aussie values are based on. I ask the Government to do the right thing by our society and not put revenue over morality” said Rev Fred Nile.
Rev. Hon. Fred Nile ED., L.Th., M.L.C.
Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9230 2478 | Facsimile: (02) 9230 2098