ACL’s 2012 National Conferencewas held on Friday evening 5 October and all day Saturday 6 October in Canberra.



The conference theme was - Building a Nation of Character: Religious Freedom in a Secular Democracy.



The featured speakers included:



  • Dennis Shanahan, political editor for The Australian (Friday dinner speaker),



  • Jim Wallace AM, Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby,


  • Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University,


  • The Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Liberal Member for Menzies (Vic),


  • The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Labor Member for Barton (NSW),


  • Elizabeth Turnour, charities lawyer, Moores Legal, and


  • Paul Henderson, expert in worldview, author and education consultant.