• Why the Coalition should vote as a bloc to preserve the definition of marriage

    The Australian Christian Lobby has called on the Liberal Party room to uphold marriage between a man and a woman. “The real conscience issue here is whether or not a child has a right to their biological mother and father,” ACL managing director Lyle Shelton said. “The Liberal party room must as...
  • Pick of the News – Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Canada income-splitting for families - Drug driving - Christian schools under threat - The problem with gambling - Suicides and paramedics - Homelessness a forgotten election issue - Liberal Party and same-sex marriage - Push to end asylum claim uncertainty - WA Sunday trading & more...
  • Countdown to the Victorian election

    The Victorian election takes place on Saturday, November 29. ACL’s Victoria Director Dan Flynn has been running ACL’s campaigns in the lead up to the election, as well as running Meet Your Candidate forums around the state. In this interview he covers the main issues at stake, and discusses the political...
  • Victoria’s abortion law and the right to free conscience

    One of the key issues leading up to the Victorian election has been the issue of freedom of conscience for medical professionals under the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008. Dr Jane Thompson is a medical doctor and a member of the group Doctors Conscience. In this interview, she explains the problem...
  • Reflecting on a Life of Service

    Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini died earlier in November at the age of 58. He gave his life to the study and the discussion of ethics, in particular bioethics and the concept of human dignity. Director of Queensland Bioethics Centre Dr Ray Campbell was a friend and colleague of Professor Tonti-Filippini, and...
  • Pick of the News – Tuesday 25 November 2014

    Divorce’s toll on children - Calls for baby hatches - Australia’s ice problem - Indigenous grants extension - Same-sex divorce - Child trafficking rising - Christian trauma in Iraq & more...
  • Pick of the News – Monday 24 November 2014

    Teen suicide - Children and ‘sexualised pictures’ - 12-year-olds on ice - Victorian election and euthanasia support - Gambling companies and addiction debate - WA indigenous suicides - Vic equal opportunity laws - Refugees - Islamists kill 28 Christians & more...
  • From Lyle to You

    Dear Friend, This is a critical time for our nation. We are facing an unprecedented set of challenges and how you and I respond will shape the character and values of Australia. Already we have seen some remarkable successes since I last wrote to you: Solidarity Sunday united Christians from...
  • The Fight is on for Freedom of Faith in Victoria

    One of our biggest wins of the past decade is at risk of being undone, depending on the outcome of this month’s Victorian election....
  • Shorten Speech Raises Eyebrows at ACL National Conference

    ACL was pleased to welcome Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to its 2014 National Conference. While Mr Shorten used his speech to reiterate his support for redefining marriage, he misrepresented the role Christians have played in the debate. ACL’s Lyle Shelton said Christians participating in the public debate had never invoked...


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