ACL’s 2012 National Conferencewas held on Friday evening 5 October and all day Saturday 6 October in Canberra.

The conference theme was - Building a Nation of Character: Religious Freedom in a Secular Democracy.

The featured speakers included:

  • Dennis Shanahan, political editor for The Australian (Friday dinner speaker),

  • Jim Wallace AM, Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby,

  • Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University,

  • The Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Liberal Member for Menzies (Vic),

  • The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Labor Member for Barton (NSW),

  • Elizabeth Turnour, charities lawyer, Moores Legal, and

  • Paul Henderson, expert in worldview, author and education consultant.