For years now, ACL supporters like you have been campaigning to ensure that Christian schools are able to maintain their distinctive character and ethos.

Thanks to your emails, petition signatures, prayers and financial support, the Andrews Government’s Orwellian-named Equal Opportunity Bill has been voted down by the Legislative Council.

Photo: Some of the Victorian MPs who voted against the Equal Opportunities Religious Exemptions Bill 2016

This is a huge win for religious freedom in Victoria and just goes to show what we can all achieve when we work together as a voice for values.

It is so important that we continue to speak up as a voice for values in our state.  With your voice and the courage of the Members in the Upper House who voted against this Bill, Christian organisations can continue to employ staff that share the values and ethos of the organisation.

In addition to this historic achievement, the same Members also voted down the government’s ‘Birth Certificate Bill’.  This troubling Bill would have enabled biological males to change their ‘sex’ on their birth certificate to female, merely by stating that they ‘identify as’ a woman.  This was a clear risk to women and girls, especially those in need of safe women only spaces.

I’m so proud of what we have achieved together over the last few years.

It is time now to thank those MPs who stood up for religious freedom.  They have heard your voice and have taken a stand so please write to them below acknowledging their efforts in this key win for Victoria.

This will automatically send an email to your local MPs who defeated these Bills.


Use the text box below to create your own letter. Your own words have far more influence than a form letter!

Once you enter your address in the box below, your letter will automatically go to the relevant MPs.

In your own words, please consider:

  • Do not insert a salutation, like 'Dear Mr Purcell', this is added automatically;
  • Thank you for voting against the Equal Opportunities (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016;
  • Thank you for voting against the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016.