ACL has received a range of media coverage in the past week on topics including the evaluation of trial ethics classes in NSW schools, concern over a program promoting sexual diversity in Victorian schools, and moves by Parramatta City Council to ban brothels.

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

  • ACL Victorian Director Rob Ward is quoted on the front page of today’s The Age regarding concerns that the Victorian Government is trying to normalise homosexuality in schools through its new ‘Safe Schools Coalition’ program which promotes sexual diversity in schools.

  • ACL NSW Director David Hutt is quoted in today’s Sydney Morning Herald calling for the NSW Government to undertake more consultation on whether ethics classes should be rolled out in NSW schools.  He is also quoted on this issue by Australian Associated Press, the Australian Conservative, and Christian Today Australia. David was also interviewed yesterday by Sonshine FM in WA about this issue.

  • ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace is quoted in yesterday’s The Australian regarding ACL’s support for the Government’s ISP filtering initiative.

  • This Sunday night ACL WA Director Michelle Pearse will be interviewed on ‘Sunday nights with Kel Richards’ on Sydney radio station 2CH about ACL’s call for all councils to follow Parramatta’s lead in banning brothels. Michelle has also been quoted on this issue in Christian Today Australia  and on the Western Sydney ‘Street Corner’ website.

  • ACL’s Tasmanian Director Mark Brown in quoted in the most recent edition of the Sunday Examiner about the push for gay marriage.

  • Last Thursday David Hutt was interviewed by Sydney radio 2SM News about the NSW Government declaring Easter Sunday a public holiday. 2SM News also interviewed David last Friday about ACL’s calls for the NSW Government and Opposition to stop playing politics on gambling policy.

  • ACL’s ‘Make it Count Victoria’ event was referred to in a piece by ABC radio last Friday.

  • ACL’s opposition to an R18+ classification for video games is referred to in an article in Escapist Magazine today.

  • The latest ‘Politics in Focus’ television segment on the Adventist Media Network and other outlets sees ACL Chief of Staff Lyle Shelton interviewed by David Gibbons about the acquittal of a young Cairns couple who were charged with procuring an abortion and the fining of a church-run camp in Victoria for refusing to accommodate a homosexual support group. You can view ‘Politics in Focus’ on the front page of this website.

  • ACL’s spokesperson on women’s issues, Michelle Pearse, participated in a panel debate about abortion on last Friday’s JJJ Hack program.

  • This week’s ‘Political Spot’ (broadcast on Canberra’s 1Way FM and some other Christian stations) features an interview with ACL Tasmanian Director Mark Brown about the case of a 12-year-old Tasmanian girl who was prostituted to more than 100 men. Are the real solutions for ending child prostitution being swept under the carpet? The segment also features an interview with Captain Jennifer Wheatley of the Salvation Army about a new report which has revealed that two million Australians – or 1 in 10 – are living in poverty. Please click here to download the October 19 edition of the ‘Political Spot’.

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