ACL was active on a number of issues throughout the last week, and this is reflected in the breadth of topics in which the media took an interest in the position of ACL.

Please see below for a wrap up of ACL’s coverage in the media since last Thursday.

  • ACL’s Victorian Director Rob Ward queried the apparent media ‘blackout’ of the very successful March for the Babies rally in Melbourne over the weekend in an article for Online Opinion.

  • Over the weekend ACL Chief of Staff Lyle Shelton was interviewed by Brisbane community radio station 4zzz as part of the ongoing debate about decriminalising abortion.

  • ACL was mentioned in an article in The Australian newspaper about the Gillard Government’s ongoing commitment to mandatorily filter overseas-hosted material rated ‘refused classification’ at the ISP level.

  • An earlier Online Opinion article by ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace about the dangers of euthanasia was the subject of a counter argument article, also at Online Opinion.

  • During the week ACL was quoted in a number of articles on the Christian Today Australia website. Issues covered include prostitution in Tasmania, abortion in Queensland, religious freedom in Victoria, ISP filtering, and the Easter Sunday public holiday in NSW.

  • In this week’s ‘Political Spot’ (broadcast on Canberra’s 1Way FM and some other Christian stations), Lyle Shelton interviews Rob Ward about the highly successful ‘March for the Babies’, where 5000 supporters of life rallied against Victoria’s two-year-old open slather abortion laws. Rob also discusses the recent ruling of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to fine a church-run campsite for refusing to accommodate a homosexual support group, and what this means for religious freedom in the state. Lyle then interviews David Yates, editor of ACL’s peer-reviewed magazine Viewpoint, about the forthcoming fourth edition of the magazine. Please click here to download the October 12 edition of the ‘Political Spot’.

  • On Monday morning Jim Wallace was interviewed by Tracy Weare for Vision Radio Network’s 20-20 program.