Media Notice:  Friday, June 18, 2010



In the lead up to the 2010 federal election, the leaders of Australia’s two major political parties have agreed to speak live to Christians across the nation.



Next Monday night, June 21, tens of thousands of Christians meeting in hundreds of churches throughout Australia - including many of the nation’s biggest - will watch a live web-cast of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott addressing church leaders and Christian voters.







‘2010 Make it Count’ will be hosted by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) at Old Parliament House in Canberra from 7 pm - 9.30 pm (EST).



Around 200 church, para-church and denominational leaders will travel to Canberra for the event, which will include an opportunity for them to ask questions of both Mr Rudd and Mr Abbott, after their separate talks.



Both the Prime Minister’s and the Opposition Leader’s addresses and the question sessions will be web-cast live to congregations meeting in locations across Australia, with a delayed web-cast from 7.30 pm (WST) for West Australians.



TIME: 7 pm – 9.30 pm, Monday June 21 2010 (Doors will be shut at 7.10 pm)



PLACE: Members Dining Room, Old Parliament House, Canberra (media to enter



through the rear entrance)



CONTACT: Glynis Quinlan, ACL PR Manager



MEDIA WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND SHOULD CONTACT GLYNIS QUINLAN BY 3 PM MONDAY TO REGISTER



Note to TV News: A feed of the event will be sent to Sydney television news bureaus. An audio split box will also be available.