• Pick of the day’s news – Friday 29 August 2014

    ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does...
  • Would the real Senator Hanson-Young please stand up?

    Last Thursday I was giving evidence at a Senate committee examining a Greens Bill to recognise overseas same-sex marriages. I was presenting with a group of representatives of the Roman Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian churches. We explained why changing the definition of marriage was a bad idea for the rights...
  • MR: ACT govt demand for secular counsellors in chaplaincy scheme is secular overreach

    MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 28th August 2014 The Australian Christian Lobby said the ACT government’s refusal to administer the school chaplaincy program unless the scheme allows secular counsellors is an overreach. ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton said he welcomed news this week that the federal government will provide funding to the...
  • Government ministers clarify policy on religious freedom in Vic schools

    Earlier this week, ACL’s managing director Lyle Shelton and Victorian director Dan Flynn were invited to attend a government briefing for Christian leaders across Victoria to discuss the issues of faith and freedom in the state. The event was aimed at clarifying the Coalition government’s position on freedom of expression...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

    In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the ban on prayer and Bible study groups in Victorian public schools being lifted. See below for links to mentions in the media. Christian Today Australia – Victorian govt lifts bible study, prayer group ban in public...
  • Pick of the day’s news – Thursday 28 August 2014

    ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does...
  • Politics in Focus

    Get a Christian perspective of news and politics with the latest political commentary from ACL on “The Politics in Focus”. This TV segment airs fortnightly on the Australian Christian Channel as part of Seventh Day Adventist Media’s weekly InFocus program. Tune in on Fridays at 7pm or Saturdays at 12pm....
  • Pick of the day’s news – Wednesday 27 August 2014

    ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does...
  • Church reps give evidence at senate inquiry into same-sex marriages

    Last week church leaders from a number of denominations gave evidence at a public inquiry against the idea of recognising overseas same-sex marriages. Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian representatives gave evidence at the inquiry in Melbourne. The ACL’s Lyle Shelton also spoke at the inquiry. The following radio packages features some...
  • Mission Australia on new housing approach helping homeless men

    Catherine Yeomans is the CEO of Mission Australia. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman she talks about the success of a new housing approach to help homeless men secure and sustain long-term housing. A report into the project has shown positive results with almost 90 per cent of...


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