More ACL in the Media

  • 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Lyle Shelton explains why the Australian Christian Lobby is calling for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to be withdrawn.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 ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 17/07/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage and outdoor advertising in relation to the recent Wicked Campers slogan. See below for links to mentions in the media. On outdoor advertising and Wicked Campers slogans: Christian lobby sees red over Wicked vans – Daily Mail Australia, SBS News, ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 10/07/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the issue of prostitution and sex trafficking. See below for mentions in the media. ACL’s Queensland director Wendy Francis, who recently accompanied an Australian government delegation to Sweden to research the Nordic model of prostitution reform, was interviewed by Darwin’s 97.7fm about the issue ...
  • Politics in Focus 02/07/2014 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 Katherine ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 26/06/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the issue of euthanasia. See below for links to mentions in the media. WA Today – Euthanasia advocate speaks out as Albany deaths spark debate 4BC Radio – Euthanasia debate reignited (ACL’s Lyle Shelton interviewed by Patrick Condren)
  • Politics in Focus 19/06/2014 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. In this week’s edition, ACL’s Katherine Spackman talks about prostitution law reform, and the case of Meriam ...
  • Pick of the day’s news – Friday 13 June 13/06/2014 ACL compiles a daily media monitoring service of stories of interest to the Christian constituency relating to children, family, drugs and alcohol, marriage, human rights, religious freedom etc. Visit the ACL’s website each day to see what’s of interest in the news. Please note that selection of the articles does not represent ACL endorsement of the ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 12/06/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as sports betting, and the case of Sudanese Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim who is sentenced to death. See below for links to mentions in the media. On betting agency Sportsbet’s Christ the Redeemer stunt in Melbourne this week: Herald Sun – Outrage ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 05/06/2014 In the last week, ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as gambling, abortion, surrogacy, religious freedom, and the federal budget. See below for links to mentions in the media. On gambling: ABC News – Government pushes ahead with Logan greyhound racing track despite community opposition  ABC Radio – Logan greyhound track faces growing opposition On ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 22/05/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as sports gambling, the federal budget and legalising prostitution. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Victorian Director Dan Flynn was interviewed by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell about the use Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue to promote sports betting ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 15/05/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as prostitution reform, outdoor advertising, and foreign aid spending. See below for links to mentions in the media. On foreign aid spending: Christian Today Australia – Disappointment as $7.6 billion cut from Australia’s foreign aid spending On outdoor advertising: Crossmap – Australian Outdoor Advertisement ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 08/05/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as decriminalising illicit drugs, the foreign aid budget, and whether Australia is a Christian country. See below for links to mentions in the media. On Australia’s foreign aid budget: The Australian – Quality, not quantity, is key Christian Today Australia – Commission of ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 01/05/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on outdoor advertising in Queensland. See below for links to mentions in the media. The Star Observer – A geographical placement bill voted down in Qld parliament
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 24/04/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as religious freedom, overseas aid, and legalising brothels in the Northern Territory. See below for links to mentions in the media. On freedom of religion: Christian Today Australia – Religious freedom eroded in the court decision on a Christian youth camp On legalising ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 10/04/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on freedom of speech and outdoor advertising. See below for links to mentions in the media. On outdoor advertising: Christian Today Australia – ‘Fat girls are harder to kidnap’ slogan highlights need for action ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton weighed into the debate about whether Australians ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 03/04/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the recent senate inquiry report into Australia’s overseas aid and assistance program.  See below for links to mentions in the media. Christian Today Australia – Delay to increasing foreign aid a concern: ACL
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 27/03/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the Tasmanian and South Australian elections. ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton unpacked the recent turn against the ALP in both the Tasmanian and South Australian elections in this week’s Politics InFocus. Watch the interview below. Why the move against Labor? Politics InFocus from InFocus ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 13/03/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as freedom of speech, the Tasmanian state election, the national curriculum, and the Rally for Life in Queensland. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the national curriculum: The Australian – Christian schools eye ‘rebalance’ The Guardian – National curriculum: ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 06/03/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the upcoming Tasmanian state election and the Meet Your Candidate Forum in the electorate of Bass. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Tasmanian Director Mark Brown was interviewed by Neil Johnson from UCB News: UCB News – Tasmanian Election ACL ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 27/02/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as outdoor advertising, Belgium’s child euthanasia laws, and the controversial show ‘Come Heckle Christ’ at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the ‘Come Heckle Christ’ show in Adelaide: The Herald Sun – Fringe venue ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 20/02/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage, and the Lord’s Prayer in parliament. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: The West Australian – Same-sex marriage campaigners in show of flower power  On the Senate rejecting the move to abandon the Lord’s Prayer in ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 13/02/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as outdoor advertising in Queensland, and on the national school curriculum. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the national curriculum: SBS – ACL to have a say on national curriculum NineMSN – ACL to have a say on national ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 06/02/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as poker machine reform, outdoor advertising in Queensland, safe injecting rooms in Victoria, and taxpayer’s funding religious denigration in South Australia. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the religiously denigrating ‘Come Heckle Christ’ comedy show in South ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 30/01/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as relationship counselling in Australia, and cuts to foreign aid. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton commented on recents announcements of cuts to foreign aid, and the Greens’ suggestion that the Lord’s Prayer ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 23/01/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the NSW government’s decision to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, and the political environment in Tasmania. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the NSW government’s decision to tackle drug and alcohol fuelled violence in the state: Christian Today Australia ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 16/01/2014 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on opening parliament with the Lord’s prayer. See below for links to mentions in the media. Christian Today Australia – Lord’s prayer should remain a part of opening parliament Vision Radio Network – Greens to push for an end to prayers in parliament ACL’s Managing Director ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 19/12/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as gambling, child protection in Queensland, and same-sex marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Lyle Shelton commented on the Coalition’s repeal of pokie reform laws in this week’s Politics InFocus: Gambling with Australia’s future – 13.12.13 from ...
  • Lyle Shelton on The Drum about High Court overturning ACT’s same-sex marriage laws 13/12/2013 ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton appeared on ABC’s The Drum last night talking about the High Court’s decision to overturn the ACT’s same-sex marriage laws. Follow this link to watch the interview. Lyle’s commentary appears 33 minutes and 45 seconds into the program.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 12/12/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the ACT’s same-sex marriage bill, and poker machine reforms. See below for links to mentions in the media. On ACT’s same-sex marriage laws: Herald Sun – First day of gay marriage in ACT The Canberra Times – Same-sex marriage in ACT will ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 05/12/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the High Court challenge to the ACT’s same-sex marriage bill, and internet filtering. See below for links to mentions in the media. The ACL’s Katherine Spackman commented on moves to block child abuse material from the internet, and NSW’s recently ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 28/11/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s comments regarding same-sex marriage, and Tasmania’s abortion laws. See below for links to mentions in the media. On Tasmania’s abortion laws: ABC News – Protests banned outside Tas abortion clinics ABC Onlines – Tasmania to decriminalise abortion The Australian – Tasmanian abortion protest ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 21/11/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the defeat of the NSW same-sex marriage bill, Federal Government moves on asylum seekers, and internet filters in the UK. See below for links to mentions in the media. The ACL’s Managinf Director Lyle Shelton discussed Federal Government moves on asylum ...
  • Politics InFocus – Australia’s asylum seeker policy 15/11/2013 Politics InFocus – 15.11.13 from InFocus on Vimeo. The ACL’s Lyle Shelton discusses Federal Government moves on asylum seekers and basic freedoms in this week’s Politics InFocus.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 14/11/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as outdoor advertising, classification and abortion in Tasmania. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the abortion report in Tasmania: Christian Today Australia – Abortion report ignores the rights of babies On outdoor advertising in Queensland: The Daily Telegraph – Standing ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 07/11/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as redefining marriage, and outdoor advertising. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: SBS – Faith leaders split on same-sex marriage  Christian Today Australia – Financial and product boycotts when a businessman makes a politically incorrect statement On outdoor advertising: Quest ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 31/10/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on same-sex marriage bills in NSW and Tasmania. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s NSW Director David Hutt spoke to 2ser about the introduction of a same-sex marriage bill into the NSW Parliament: 2ser 107.3fm – Same Sex Marriage: NSW to ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 24/10/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia in Tasmania, and same-sex marriage legislation in the ACT. See below for links to mentions in the media. On same-sex marriage in the ACT: LifeSiteNews – Australian Capital Territory legalizes gay ‘marriage’ On euthanasia in Tasmania: The Catholic Leader – Euthanasia bill’s ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 17/10/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the new Bonds advertisement and outdoor advertising, disruption at the March for the Babies in Melbourne, and a same-sex marriage motion in Tasmania. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the Bonds advertisement: The Courier Mail – New Bonds “Boob” campaign ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 10/10/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage, R18+ games classification, and Victorian abortion law developments. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: ABC – Anglican parish in Perth votes to recognise same-sex relationships Star Observer – Tasmania to try for marriage equality again Christian Today ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 03/10/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia, abortion, marriage and television classification. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: The Australian / AAP – ALP contenders back free vote on marriage Christian Today Australia – ACL: Labor should appeal to the mainstream on marriage International ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 26/09/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the same-sex marriage bill in the ACT. See below for links to mentions in the media. SBS – Same-sex marriage bill introduced in ACT Australian Conservative – Abbott signals a possible legal challenge to the ACT’s same-sex marriage bill  The Canberra Times ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 19/09/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the introduction of same-sex marriage legislation in the ACT, and cyber-bullying. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the federal election and same-sex marriage: The Australian – Voters cool on same-sex unions World Magazine – Conservatives rise up Down ...
  • ACL’s Lyle Shelton writes in The Australian 18/09/2013 The Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton has written an opinion piece, first published in The Australian, entitled No mandate for change.  Below is a copy of the opinion piece. You can also read it on The Australian website here. — No mandate for change Tomorrow in Canberra nine people – eight Labor and one from the Greens ...
  • ACL’s Lyle Shelton speaks about marriage on ABC News radio 17/09/2013 ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton spoke to ABC News radio about the ACT’s introduction of a same-sex marriage bill into Parliament this week. He contends that the issue of marriage is a federal one and should be decided by the Commonwealth Parliament, and that it has, on a number of occasions, shown it does not ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 12/09/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as outdoor advertising, marriage, ISP filtering, and foreign aid. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the Coalition’s stance on ISP filtering: The Australian – We did the right thing on net filter: Oppn ZD Net – Australian Christian Lobby ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 05/09/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as marriage, and its Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast which was held on Monday 2nd September. See below for links to mentions in the media. On ACL’s Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast:  SBS – Australian Christian Lobby debate ...
  • ACL and Christians respond to the Prime Minister’s comments about gay marriage 04/09/2013 ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton feature on ABC TV News last night on the Prime Minister’s comments on gay marriage following his appearance on the ABC1’s Q and A on Monday night. You can watch the news report which featured Mr Shelton along with Pastor Matt Prater and Sydney Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies. Click this link ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 29/08/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia in Tasmania, ACL’s Meet Your Candidate forums in Queensland, the launch of ACL’s iPhone app, ACL’s federal election questionnaire, and the Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 22/08/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on ACL’s Meet Your Candidate forums (MYCF) in Queensland and Victoria, in light of the upcoming federal election. See below for links to mentions in the media. On the MYCF in Victoria’s La Trobe electorate: No Fibs – Favoured Liberal in marginal La Trobe avoids ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 15/08/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the upcoming federal election, marriage, and plans to ban sexualised advertising in Melbourne. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: SBS – Mixed reaction to Rudd’s gay marriage pledge The Australian – Faithful rolling their rosaries in western ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 08/08/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as ACL’s Make it Count 2013 Election Panel webcast, the need for prostitution reform in Queensland, outdoor advertising, the marriage debate as the federal election nears. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage and the federal election: The ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 01/08/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as a Sexpo advertisement flying over a Brisbane school, and redefining marriage in the ACT. See below for links to mentions in the media. On a Sexpo advertisement flying above a Brisbane Christian school: Channel 7, Sunrise – School anger over Sexpo ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 25/07/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as the Papua New Guinea arrangement of refugees, and the British Prime Minister’s crackdown on internet pornography. See below for links to mentions in the media. On Internet filters to combat online porn in Britain: The International News Magazine – ACL welcomes ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 04/07/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as Australia’s humanitarian intake, trading days of alcohol retailers in WA, and Kevin Rudd’s stance on marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. On Kevin Rudd and marriage: The Australian – Kevin Rudd raises stakes on gay marriage The Australian ...
  • ACL’s Wendy Francis writes in Online Opinion 01/07/2013 The Australian Christian Lobby’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis (pictured right) has written an opinion piece, first published in Online Opinion, entitled The inconsistency of modern western morality.  Below is a copy of the opinion piece. You can also read it on the Online Opinion website here. The inconsistency of modern western morality At times I feel like I ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 27/06/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as amendments to anti-discrimination laws and adoption laws in Tasmania, and outdoor advertising. See below for links to mentions in the media. On amendments to the Adoption Act in Tasmania: The Mercury – Vote on gay adoption On proposed changes to anti-discrimination legislation ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 20/06/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on outdoor advertising. See below for links to mentions in the media. The ACL urged stricter regulation on outdoor advertising after the reappearance of a strip club billboard in Brisbane: SBS – Sex billboard angers Christian lobby group Nine News – Sex billboard angers Christian lobby ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 13/06/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the issue of marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Tasmanian Director Mark Brown comments on a billboard sign on traditional marriage: The Advocate – Marriage sign splits after business stand ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton was also interviewed on ABC’s ...
  • Lyle Shelton’s ABC News interview on same-sex marriage 07/06/2013 ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton was interviewed by ABC News concerning the same-sex marriage debate in Australia. It was aired on ABC’s Newsline program; on Tuesday night to its international audiences and repeated Wednesday on ABCNews24. Click on the YouTube link above to watch or alternatively, follow this link to the ABC News website.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 06/06/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the persecution of Christians in Syria, and on marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. On marriage: ABC Religion and Ethics – In defence of the defenceless: Bonhoeffer and same-sex marriage, once again – an opinion piece by ACL’s Managing Director, ...
  • ACL in the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 30/05/2013 Middle East Deputy Chairman of the Australian Christian Lobby Jim Wallace wrote an opinion piece in the Australian about the persecution of Christians in Syria which was also republished in other publications. West must act decisively to protect Syria’s persecuted Christians  – The Australian  Syriac National Council Urges Support of Christians in the Country – CP Middle East We ...
  • ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton says a Christian constitutency does exist 30/05/2013 Last week an opinion piece was published in ABC Religion and Ethics by Steph Judd titled What Christian constituency? Which burnt bridges? Kevin Rudd, the ACL and same-sex marriage . ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton responded with an opinion piece published called A Christian constituency does exist, and it should have a voice A copy of ...
  • ACL’s Jim Wallace writes in The Australian about persecuted Christians in Syria 29/05/2013 The Australian Christian Lobby’s deputy chairman Jim Wallace had an opinion piece published in The Australian recently. A copy of the opinion piece is published below but can be read online here. An extended version of Mr Wallace’s piece was also published in MercatorNet called We cannon abandon Syrian Christians. West must act decisively to protect ...
  • ACL’s in the media 23/05/2013 In the last week ACL has commented in the media on Kevin Rudd’s change of position on marriage. (Read the media release here). ACL has also had the opportunity to comment on live betting odds during sports broadcasts (Read media release here). ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton was interviewed by ABC about Kevin Rudd’s support for ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 09/05/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such as comments made by a Queensland politician on Twitter, same-sex marriage, Tasmania’s upper house elections, outdoor advertising, and Tony Abbott’s clarity on marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. On outdoor advertising: Courier Mail – Australian Christian Lobby pushes for ...
  • How to ensure your comments are published online 08/05/2013 The Internet provides lots of opportunities to speak up and be heard. Social media services like Facebook and Twitter, news websites and blogs are just some places where Christians can have a say. Many news websites allow readers to post comments at the bottom of a news story. The media often use these comments to measure public ...
  • Jim Wallace & Lyle Shelton’s interview on Open House about leadership changes at ACL 02/05/2013 ACL’s Jim Wallace and Lyle Shelton speak to Leigh Hatcher on Open House about leadership changes in the organisation. Click here to listen to the interview.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 02/05/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such subsidising the abortion drug RU486, same-sex marriage referendum, Tasmanian elections, and a Foxtel billboard advertisement depicting bestiality. ACL’s Jim Wallace and Lyle Shelton were also interviewed by Leigh Hatcher on Open House. See below for links to mentions in the media. Listen ...
  • Lyle Shelton writes in Online Opinion on Foxtel’s bestiality billboard 02/05/2013 ACL’s Lyle Shelton has had an opinion piece published in Online Opinion entitled Foxtel’s bestiality billboard is last straw: industry must be regulated. See below for a copy of Mr Shelton’s piece. Princeton ethicist Peter Singer, recently awarded our nation’s highest honour, thinks bestiality is fine. Perhaps that is why Foxtel knew it could get away with purchasing ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 26/04/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such as marriage, abortion legislation in Tasmania, and the abortion drug RU486. See below for links to mentions in the media. On abortion legislation in Tasmania: The Mercury – Abortion rate ‘1200 a year’ On marriage: Adelaide Now, The Age, The Australian – Gillard, Abbott unmoved ...
  • Lyle Shelton defends marriage on 6PR 19/04/2013 ACL’s Chief of Staff Lyle Shelton participated in a debate with Greens MP Lynn MacLaren about same-sex marriage on 6PR radio. Click here to listen to the debate.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 18/04/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such as marriage, changes to abortion legislation in Tasmania, and outdoor advertising in Queensland. See below for links to mentions in the media. ACL’s Managing Director Jim Wallace had an opinion piece published on marriage: Illawarra Mercury – Marriage is mother + father = ...
  • ACL’s Jim Wallace writes in the Illawarra Mercury 17/04/2013 Below is a copy of an opinion piece written by ACL’s Managing Director Jim Wallace, first published in the Illawarra Mercury, entitled Marriage is mother + father = kids. If some in popular culture are to be believed, redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is straight forward and has no adverse consequences. This idea has gone unchallenged ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 11/04/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the issue of religious persecution in Egypt and on proposed changes to abortion legislation in Tasmania. See below for links to mentions in the media. On proposed changes to abortion laws in Tasmania: The Examiner – Flood of views on abortion bill On an attack ...
  • UCB Australia interviews Lyle Shelton at Easterfest 10/04/2013 ACL’s Chief of Staff Lyle Shelton was interviewed by UCB Australia while participating at Easterfest in Toowoomba late last month. He shares some of his beliefs about the role of Christianity in today’s society and the importance of maintaining a strong Christian voice in politics. Click the YouTube video above to watch Lyle’s interview.
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 04/04/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such outdoor advertising and same-sex marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. On outdoor advertising in Queensland: Brisbane Times – ‘G-rating’ rule for Queensland’s outdoor advertising? ACL Victorian Director Dan Flynn spoke to 3AW about Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s support ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 28/03/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia, anti-discrimination legislation, same-sex couples’ adoption rights in Tasmania, and Christians in politics. See below for links to mentions in the media. On proposed new laws in Tasmania that would allow same-sex couples to adopt: The Mercury – New laws for ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 17/03/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia and anti-discrimination legislation. See below for links to mentions in the media. On anti-discrimination legislation: ABC Online – Dreyfus scuttles proposed anti-discrimination laws The International News Magazine – ACL welcomes government’s decision to delay anti-discrimination legislation On the debate over euthanasia laws ...
  • In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary 14/03/2013 In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on issues such as euthanasia, abortion and same-sex marriage. See below for links to mentions in the media. On legislative changes to abortion law in Tasmania, introduced by Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne: The Australian – Abortion bill cuts criminal sanctions ABC News – Move to allow easier access ...
  • ACL’s Dan Flynn on proposed changes to abortion laws in Tasmania 12/03/2013 Last week, Tasmanian Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne introduced a private members bill to parliament, giving women easier access to abortions up to 24 weeks. The bill is modelled on the Victorian and ACT system which place the procedure under health, not criminal regulations. ACL’s Dan Flynn (left) appeared in an ABC News piece in opposition to ...
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