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Australian Independent Baptist Newsletter

Pastor and Mrs. BennettMap of Australia

December 2002

Dr. David C. Bennett, Editor (DCB)

PO Box 1241 – Dubbo – NSW – 2830 – AUSTRALIA

Phone/Fax 02-6884-2846

Email: kjb1611tr@aol.com

Permission is given to forward material contained in the AIB Newsletter.

Purpose: To inform and warn God's people of religious social, and political events in today's world.

Email: aussiedubbo@yahoo.com

Standing unashamedly for the King James Bible

Editorial by DCB: Christmas is just around the corner and stores are busy with shoppers. With this frantic Christmas hustle bustle fresh in mind I then received the Christmas 2002 newsletter from our local member in Federal Parliament. In the newsletter is a list of "funding grants" the Federal government has made in the past year in his electorate. Two grants went to Catholic schools. Trundle’s St. Patrick’s received from the Federal Santa Claus $266,767. Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes received $549,155 from Santa Claus. That is a total of $815,922 taxpayer dollars going to Catholic education just in this electorate! How much of YOUR tax dollars are spent in similar ways Australia wide? As a Bible Believing Baptist I disagree with the giving of tax dollars for Roman Catholic education. In fact I am against tax dollars funding the socialist organization known as public education as well. If the Roman Catholic Organization wants to educate children don’t ask for Baptist or anyone else’s money through government taxing.

The Federal member’s report continues with Community Services having received $8.2 million (yes, you read that right, $8.2 million) for the Rural Financial Counseling programme. Under the heading of Suicide Prevention there was $195,000 given to the Forbes Yoorana Gunya Family Violence Healing (whatever that might be). I cannot mention all the organizations named for lack of space but the Federal member ends his list with "Just to name a few." Can you imagine there are MORE "interest groups" receiving YOUR tax dollars! No wonder taxes are so high! I heard Illinois Pastor Ed De Witt say "And, what about the phrase, public money. There ain’t no such animal. It’s all private money which has been confiscated by the Government for taxes!" Isn’t that the truth?!

Just a few weeks ago the Federal Government said it was "giving" $4.2 billion to the Australian car industry! Let us hope money is all the Government wants to do for the car industry. If the Government begins to dictate to the car manufacturers how to make the cars then there will surely be a higher demand for imported cars! The Soviet Union is an example of government interference in manufacturing and the lack of quality of the products produced. This is nothing but a Santa Claus mentality by government giving your tax dollars in subsidies to various interest groups.

All the money the Federal or State Governments have comes from the tax payer! Where do special interest groups and individuals think Government gets the money it so freely gives away? Government never "gives" without first taking from someone? Somebody has to pay the bill! There is no free lunch.

In this AIB issue there is another article illustrating the Big Brother mentality. If there is a problem, Big Brother can fix it with more money which is by the way your money. The 2nd article deals with tax dollars paying a convicted child sex offender "for being deprived of his liberty, mental suffering and humiliation." The last article concerns a local council and the building of an Islamic house of prayer.

Romans 13:11 "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep."

The responsibility for government is stated in Romans: 13: 1-6 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing."


Sydney Morning Herald 19 December, 2002 (SMH hereafter) $1BN PLEDGE TO FIX CHILD PROTECTION OVER 5 YEARS

"The Department of Community Services will receive an extra $1 billion funding over five years under a new package to address skyrocketing child abuse and neglect cases."

"The non-government sector will get more funding in return for an expansion in care provided to children who cannot live with or who have been removed from their families."

"Recurrent funding to DOCS is about $640 million a year and will rise to $1.063 billion by 2007. The extra $1 billion over five years will be divided into:

An extra $412 million to pay for 875 frontline case workers, on top of the 130 already announced by the Government this year.

$400 million to oversee children in out-of-home care, helping non-government organisations such as Burnside explore and set up new types of accommodation and care for children removed from their families.

$150 million for early intervention and family services, including home visitors for families at risk, school-based community centres, family workers, supported playgrounds and mobile early childhood services for rural families.

$20 million in extra support for frontline workers, including a new client information system and data-handling system and specialist psychological and legal staff."

Community Services Minister said "that the number of reports of suspected child abuse had ballooned, from 33,000 in 1994/95 to 160,000 this year."

The minister went on to say "The reason for the increasing numbers of abuse reports were varied and complex, including greater community awareness of issues such as neglect, a higher incidence of domestic violence and burgeoning drug and alcohol problems."

"The secretary of the Public Service Association, Maurie O'Sullivan, welcomed the new funding package. ‘I don't care whether its 100 days before an election, one day before an election or a day after, the facts are that we are delighted about this funding, delighted.’"

Editor’s Comment: A state government election is near and the money is flowing. This is the Big Brother mentality. Government has the answer and the tax payer has the money. More money thrown at a problem will surely take care of the problem won’t it?

Psalm 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word."

SMH 19 December 2002 PEDOPHILE SUES OVER DETENTION

"A pedophile was awarded $116,000 yesterday after successfully suing the Minister for Immigration, Philip Ruddock, for wrongfully detaining him at Villawood detention centre and Silverwater Jail.

The District Court was told British-born Graham Ernest Taylor, 43, suffered post traumatic stress disorder and depression as a result of being detained over 10 months in 1999 and 2000.

Taylor migrated from Britain 32 years ago on an assisted migration scheme, eventually settling in Gunnedah.

He has never taken out Australian citizenship but since 1994 he was deemed holder of a transitional (permanent) visa, which allowed him to remain in Australia indefinitely.

In 1996 he was jailed for 3 years for child sex offences. Following his release he was informed by the Department of Immigration that he was liable for visa cancellation and would have to return to Britain.

He was initially housed at Villawood but later transferred to Silverwater Jail due to his history of child sex offences."

It is alleged Taylor "spent time in a holding cell with inmates, had his hands tied behind his back and a pillowcase placed over his head by a prison officer and was subjected to strip searches and threats."

The Judge said Taylor "was entitled to compensation" totaling "$110,000 in general damages for being deprived of his liberty, mental suffering and humiliation."

The Judge went on to say that "Despite the fact that he is a person of bad character ... he is entitled to compensation for the extended periods of loss of liberty during which he suffered deprivations."

Editor’s Comment: Job 12:17 "He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools."

SMH 19 December, 2002 - COUNCIL FACES COURT AFTER REJECTING MUSLIM CENTRE

"A Sydney council will be forced to defend in court its refusal of a development application for a Muslim prayer centre.

Baulkham Hills Shire Council denies its decision to ignore the advice of its own planners and reject a development application to build the three halls and parking for 62 cars in Annangrove was racially motivated.

Applicant Abbas Aly said the ‘extraordinary’ decision had left him with no option but to lodge an appeal in the NSW Land and Environment Court."

"Buoyed by vocal resident opposition, council voted 10-2 to reject the application on five grounds.

"A motion of the deputy mayor, Mike Blair, said that the application had failed to meet objectives of rural zoning, was incomplete, was not in accordance with ‘the shared beliefs, customs and values of the local community’ and, if approved, would lead to changes in the character and amenity of the area."

"The council received 5170 submissions objecting to the development and the 11 in support. These had come from 532 households in the shire."

However, "The council's own legal advice said the volume of local opposition was insufficient grounds in itself to reject the application."

"Mr Aly said the court appeal would be costly, but that it was a matter of principle." He went on to say that "It's a private project by my family to try to help the community so we will have to figure ourselves how to bear the costs. It's not a burden I want to share with the [wider Muslim] community."

Editor’s Comment: In surfing the web I once saw where several Islamic organizations received Big Brother funding here in Australia. I wonder if any of Big Brother’s money will eventually find its way in helping this appeal.

Yours against apostasy and for Biblical Truth,

David C. Bennett, D. Min.
 

 
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Missionaries David and Pamela Bennett

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