In the last week the ACL has been quoted in the media in relation to mandatory pre-commitment technology for poker machines and the Queensland Government's decision to introduce a same-sex civil union bill. Please see below for full commentary.



 







Gambling



The ACL’s MD Jim Wallace put out a media release  saying he was disappointed that the Federal Opposition looks set to oppose mandatory pre-commitment technology for pokie machines. It was reported on by The Australian and Mr Wallace also spoke to ABC Victoria Presenter Nicole Chvastek on Thursday October 27, 2011 about the issue.



 Queensland same-sex civil unions bill



The ACL’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis put out two media releases during the developments of Queensland Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser introducing a private members bill on same-sex civil unions.



The first media release on Tuesday 25 October, 2011 said the ACL would circulate MPs’ civil union votes in lead-up to election on www.qldvotes.org.au and the next day’s media release said the legislation was a stunt pitched at the national conference.



The issue was reported in both secular and Christian media: Christian Today, Quest Newspapers, Ninemsn, Another Ninemsn story, Sky News, The Wall and International News.



Ms Francis also did interviews with QUT News (although no quotes were used in the story) Sydney’s 2UE  presenter Mike Jeffreys, ABC Radio Queensland’s Kelly-Higgins Devine, 4EB, ABC Radio News Queensland and ABC Wide Bay.