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  • WA Billboard saga – an interim victory! 

    Earlier this year, a huge billboard with a sexually explicit photo in Osborne Park in WA sparked public outrage.  The mainstream media and talk back radio carried the story.   There was broad community outrage.  The result was that some 350 formal complaints were lodged with AD Standards.   ACL was one of the many community groups… Read More

  • WA: Abortion laws to change…for the worse

    In November 2022 the McGowan Government announced that it was moving to modernise WA’s abortion laws.  Public submissions were called for.  ACL provided a detailed and well-researched submission.  The Health Department had an online survey that required multiple-choice type responses, which did not allow for any views other than maintaining the current law or liberalising… Read More

  • More children to be denied the right to a father and mother

    The McGowan Government has announced that it supports the recommendations of the Ministerial Expert Panel to rewrite West Australia’s surrogacy and reproductive technology legislation to allow single men and same sex couples access to surrogacy. Under WA current laws (Surrogacy Act 2008) only heterosexual couples can access surrogacy in WA. Regrettably, these recommendations are grounded… Read More

  • WA: Premier McGowan quits politics

    The resignation of WA Premier Mark McGowan has caught everyone by surprise. After serving as a  State MP for 26 years and Premier for six years, he has decided to quit politics, effective Friday. He says he is exhausted and burnt out. The COVID years and being Premier and Treasurer appear to have taken their… Read More

  • WA Rally for Life

    This years Rally for Life at the WA Parliament drew a crowd of close to 2000 people, much the same as last year.    The Rally marked the 25th Anniversary of the passing of WA’s abortion laws in 1998, which has seen some   200,000 unborn children not getting to see the light of day on account… Read More

  • Sexualised billboard is gone!

    Thanks to you and the broader public creating such an outcry, the pornographic billboard in Osborne Park has come down. Read More

  • Save our Christian schools campaign gains momentum

    The Australian Law Reform Commission issued a consultation paper in January outlining a way forward for implementing the Albanese Government’s election commitment to provide ‘greater protections’ for LGBTQ+ teachers and students in faith based schools. Read More

  • McGowan Government ignores 10,000 West Aussies!

    More than 10,000 West Australians recently signed a petition calling on the McGowan Government to protect the right of faith-based schools to require all staff to uphold the ethos and values that the school is based on. Read More

  • LGBTQ+ Conversion Laws coming to WA

    The McGowan government announced that it would introduce LGBTQ+ conversion laws following the tabling of a scathing parliamentary report on what is alleged to have occurred at the long established Christian rehabilitation centre, Esther House. Read More

  • 3,600 Gospels gifted in WA Shopping Centres

    Over 80 volunteers of all ages participated and the result was that 3600 gospels were gifted to shoppers in the lead up to Christmas! Read More

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  • WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) believes his State government’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment (Sex or Gender Changes) Bill 2024 legalises the spread of misinformation and disinformation.  Peter Abetz said, “A person’s sex is an observable scientific fact that is recorded at birth. To allow the alteration of that record years… Read More

  • The leaked files of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) show that the gender transitioning treatments used at Perth Children’s Hospital Gender Diversity Service are not fit for purpose. West Australian State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), Peter Abetz said, “It is a shocking revelation that this “trusted” global organisation (WPATH) has been found to… Read More

  • The Australian Christian Lobby WA state Director, Peter Abetz has called out the double standards evident in Labor backbencher Dave Kelly’s Opinion Piece in the West Australian today (23/02/2024). “Kelly seems to have no problem with politicians being able to terminate the services of staff who no longer align with the values or views of the politician… Read More

  • The Labor Government today refused to fix a serious flaw in its Abortion Legislation Reform Bill 2023, which permits a woman to abort a baby, simply because it’s a girl. Peter Abetz, WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby congratulated the Hon Kate Doust (Labor) for moving an amendment to outlaw sex selection abortions.… Read More

  • The Abortion Legislation Reform Bill 2023 has been marketed by the Minister for Health, Amber-jade Sanderson as being necessary to ‘bring Western Australia in line with other states’ and to ‘modernise’ the legislation. ‘The reality is the Bill does neither,’ said Peter Abetz, WA state Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. “It is appalling that… Read More

  • The Australian Christian Lobby today congratulated the City of Stirling Council for moving to modify its Advertising Signs Policy in the light of the debacle with the Osborne Park OnlyFans billboard.  ACL’s Western Australia Director, Peter Abetz said “It is encouraging that the councillors at the City of Stirling voted unanimously (5/07/2023) to change their… Read More

  • The Australian Christian Lobby today has called on the McGowan Government to ensure that its proposed LGBT conversion laws do not prevent doctors, psychologist and counsellors and faith groups from providing patient led, evidence based, proven therapy for people struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read More

  • Daniel Andrews’ comments denigrating Margaret Court do not reflect the richness and tolerance of Australia’s religious and cultural diversity. Read More

  • We did it! Perth’s Christmas miracle is a reality, with a modified Nativity event reinstated after previous leadership cancelled the Nativity for not being ‘all-inclusive’ Read More

  • Could a Perth Christmas miracle be about to happen? The newly elected mayor has listed a motion for tonight’s City of Perth council meeting to reinstate the Perth Nativity Event. We pray that Councillors support the motion. Read More