Media Release: Wednesday, 7 November, 2007

A total of 5,800 churches around Australia will this week receive special election packs from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) which are aimed at helping Christians make an informed vote at the upcoming Federal election.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace today said that ACL had originally intended to send out 5,000 packs but had to increase that number by 800 due to demand.

“The Christian constituency has been showing a strong interest in the upcoming election and this has been reflected in the number of churches wishing to receive the packs,” Mr Wallace said.

“Christians are becoming increasingly active in the political sphere as they realise the importance of having a positive influence on the laws and government of our nation.”

Mr Wallace said the election packs have been sent to churches from a broad range of denominations, as well as many churches in marginal seats.

The packs include booklets summarising the responses of political parties to 25 questions on issues of concern to Christians, as well as flyers promoting the website which provides the full responses to the questions and a number of other election resources. The packs also include a DVD entitled ‘Make Your Vote for Values Count’ which explains the preferential voting system in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Media Contact: Glynis Quinlan