ACL in the Media

ACL in the Media

The Australian Christian Lobby is regularly called upon to comment on issues in the media. In the past ACL has featured on television (Channel 7’s Sunrise, The Kerri-Anne Show, 7pm Project), as well as radio (ABC, 6PR, 4BC, 2UE, 6PR) and commented in newspapers (The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age). Visit the ACL in the Media section to see where ACL has appeared in the media recently. Any media requests should be directed to the ACL’s Communications Director via the ACL national office – contact here.

  • Lyle Shelton explains why Safe Schools is harmful 09/10/2015 Lyle Shelton explains why the Australian Christian Lobby is calling for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to be withdrawn.
  • Mark Brown’s unique position on marriage 30/03/2015 ACL Tasmanian State Director Mark Brown went head-to-head with the gay lobby on marriage in the Examiner.
  • ACL joins calls for clemency for Bali death row pair 29/01/2015 The death penalty imposed on Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Bali is too harsh, there has to be an alternative.
  • ACL welcomes bi-partisanship on chaplaincy, religious education and outdoor advertising 24/01/2015 In the week before the Queensland election, we have agreement in both major parties on good policy regarding chaplaincy, religious education and outdoor advertising
  • ACL welcomes Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission 21/01/2015 Great news! Victoria is backing a royal commission into family violence. This is timely for at-risk women and children.
  • Marriage: a big issue for 2015 29/12/2014 2015 is going to be another big year in the battle to preserve the definition of marriage.
  • How Northern Ireland is fighting the war against human trafficking 16/12/2014 Last week Northern Ireland joined a group of nations leading the world in prostitution policy. Dubbed The Nordic Approach, the policy criminalises the purchase of sexual services, rather than their sale. Norway, Iceland, Finland, France, Sweden, UK, Canada and now Northern Ireland have adopted these changes, which seem to be working. In Sweden, as a direct result ...
  • New Performing Arts Centre Shows Council’s Dependence on Gambling Money 12/12/2014 Great new performing arts centre marred by adjacent poker machines
  • Grand Theft Outrage: women’s rights ‘a game’ 04/12/2014 Due to it’s extreme violence towards women, ACL has called on the Classification Board to refuse classification for Grand Theft Auto V
  • Iraq: churches and govt agree…sort of 19/09/2014 In this week’s Politics In Focus, ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton comments on the groundswell of support for military action against Islamic State. But there’s less agreement on how to support the thousands fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria. Watch the video below. Iraq: churches and govt agree… sort of from InFocus on Vimeo. Get ...
  • Why we should re-think surrogacy 11/09/2014 In this week’s edition of Politics In Focus, ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton talks about the World Congress of Families event in Melbourne, and weighs in on the current surrogacy debate in Australia. Watch the video below. World Congress of Families; surrogacy issues in Australia – Politics InFocus from InFocus on Vimeo. Get a Christian perspective of ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 04/09/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as chaplaincy in schools, and marriage.  See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: The Australian – Caro defends housewife remarks ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton was interviewed by Peter Goers on ABC News radio in Adelaide this week about ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 28/08/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the ban on prayer and Bible study groups in Victorian public schools being lifted. See below for links to mentions in the media. Christian Today Australia – Victorian govt lifts bible study, prayer group ban in public schools Also see the Herald Sun article ...
  • Politics in Focus 27/08/2014 Get a Christian perspective of news and politics with the latest political commentary from ACL on “The Politics in Focus”. This TV segment airs fortnightly on the Australian Christian Channel as part of Seventh Day Adventist Media’s weekly InFocus program. Tune in on Fridays at 7pm or Saturdays at 12pm. In this week’s edition, ACL’s managing ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 21/08/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the government’s announcement that it will offer asylum to 4,400 Iraqi and Syrian refugees, and student-led prayer groups in Victorian schools. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the government offering asylum to Iraqi and Syrian refugees: Christian ...
  • ACL in the Media – a wrap up on the last week’s commentary. 14/08/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such same-sex marriage, outdoor advertising and special religious instruction. On the issue of same-sex marriage: ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton was interviewed by 96.5’s Liam Renton on the issue. Listen here. On the issue of outdoor advertising, ACL’s Wendy Francis successfully saw a sexualised ...
  • Politics in Focus 08/08/2014 Get a Christian perspective of news and politics with the latest political commentary from ACL on “The Politics in Focus”. This TV segment airs fortnightly on the Australian Christian Channel as part of Seventh Day Adventist Media’s weekly InFocus program. Tune in on Fridays at 7pm or Saturdays at 12pm. In this week’s edition, ACL’s Lyle ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 07/08/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the ban on Bible study and prayer groups in Victoria’s public schools, sexualised outdoor advertising in Queensland, and the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. See below for links to mentions in the media. On banning Bible study and ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 31/07/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as abortion, and the prayer group ban in Victorian schools. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the banning of prayer groups and Bible studies in Victorian schools: The Age – Anger over school prayer group ban Christian Today Australia ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 24/07/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage, euthanasia, and prostitution reform. See below for links to mentions in the media. On euthanasia: ABC News – Lobby group hits out at Peris over euthanasia comments On marriage: Christian Today Australia – Australian Christian Lobby urges public to ‘preserve marriage’ ACL’s Queensland ...

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