What is likely to be a long struggle to re-establish freedom of speech and freedom of religion now begins.
With the Parliament rejecting reasonable protections for freedom of speech and religion during the passing of legislation to redefine marriage last month, the Turnbull Government has established a religious freedom review panel headed by former MP Philip Ruddock.
Happy New Year and welcome to another year at ACL.
I trust you and your family have enjoyed rest and relaxation over the Christmas period.
The ACL Team and I have benefitted from time out after a tumultuous 12 months.
The Australian Christian Lobby has condemned moves by the WA Government to remove surrogacy-law safeguards which would deliberately deprive children of their mother or father.
For this week’s special summer collection of Voice for Values we hear from Dr Elisabeth Taylor speaking at EMBOLDEN, ACL’s 2017 national conference.
The Australian Christian Lobby has congratulated Victorian mother, Inessa Zorkina, who gathered 49,000 signatures in the last three weeks to petition against ‘gender fluidity’, which were tabled in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
What can we do? This is a question I’ve been asked several times since we lost the plebiscite battle for the definition of marriage.
Last week’s rejection of freedom of speech by the Senate has sent shock waves through churches, mosques and Christian and Muslim schools.
For this week’s special summer collection of Voice for Values we hear from Senator Cory Bernardi speaking at EMBOLDEN 2017, ACL’s National Conference.
For the last few days I've been in Darwin, speaking with church leaders about the Northern Territory Government’s proposed changes to their anti-discrimination legislation, including a proposal that the language in the Act be ‘modernised’ to remove so-called offensive language, such as the terms “man” and “woman”.
We accept the result of the same-sex marriage postal survey. That is not in question. We lost.
Australia will redefine marriage.
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