ACL's 2012 National Conference took place in Canberra from 5 - 6 October, and explored the issue of Religious Freedom in a Secular Democracy. Speakers included Shadow Families Minister Kevin Andrews, former attorney-general Robert McClelland, political editor of The Australian newspaper Dennis Shanahan and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University Professor Greg Craven.



Speeches from a few of the conference speakers are now available to watch online. You can visit the ACL Vimeo site to access these. Alternatively, click on the videos below.



 



  • Shadow Families Minister Kevin Andrews spoke about his new book, Maybe I Do, and declared that the marriage debate was settled in Parliament well into the future.








Hon Kevin Andrews MP - ACL National Conference 2012 from Australian Christian Lobby on Vimeo.



 



  • Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, gave an historical and cultural understanding of the challenge of freedom of religion in a secular democracy. 








Professor Greg Craven - ACL National Conference 2012 from Australian Christian Lobby on Vimeo.



 





    • The Hon Robert McClelland, Federal Member for Barton (NSW) and the former Attorney-General of Australia, spoke about the federal government's review of anti-discrimination law.










Hon Robert McClelland MP from Australian Christian Lobby on Vimeo.







  •  ACL's Managing Director Jim Wallace spoke about the persecution of Christians around the world and the important need for the Church to become active voices for religious freedom in our society. 








Jim Wallace AM - ACL National Conference 2012 from Australian Christian Lobby on Vimeo.