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News from state to state…

  • ACL Cautiously Optimistic About Budget’s Age Verification Allocation 

    The ACL notes with interest the Federal Government’s allocation of $6.5 million in the 2024-25 Budget to design and implement the Age Assurance Trial. We commend Minister Michelle Rowland and the Government for recognising the importance of age verification technology in protecting children from accessing inappropriate online content.  As a nation, we face significant challenges… Read More

  • Australia Behind the Times on Cass Commentary: NYT Interview Propels Report’s Concerns to Global Stage  

    The problem with the Australian Government’s head-in-the-sand approach to the Cass Review’s findings is that eventually, you need to come up for air. The hope, of course, with a see-no-evil strategy such as theirs is that, upon surfacing, the problem will have disappeared. But Dr. Hilary Cass is not going quietly. Rather, her voice –… Read More

  • Healing Day  

    On the 26th of May, Australians will once again observe a national day of commemoration. Since 2005 it has been officially called our ‘National Day of Healing’. Many will, however, be better acquainted with its original iteration – ‘National Sorry Day’.   The original National Sorry Day as it was then known, was held on the… Read More

  • The Twisted Perspective of Australian Media 

    OUTinPerth Out of Line: Misrepresenting ACL Parent Resource  In a recent online article, OUTinPerth has confirmed the opinion many have of today’s journalism by mischaracterising a recent ACL resource. Whilst we don’t feel the need to defend our own resource, it’s important to point out the way many journalists choose to twist truth to suit… Read More

  • Only One Mother in History Had a Perfect Child.

    This Sunday we celebrate mothers. Through Word and deed, God made it very clear that He places enormous importance on the role of motherhood. The Saviour of the world could have come to earth as a fully-grown man. God didn’t need to enter our world through the womb of a woman, but He chose that… Read More

  • Reclaiming the Rainbow: A Gospel Invitation on IDAHOBIT Day and Beyond 

    As the world celebrates the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and gears up for another “Pride” month, Christians once again find themselves at a cultural crossroads. In a society that increasingly affirms LGBTQ+ identities and relationships as not just normal, but to be celebrated, how do we remain faithful to the unchanging… Read More

  • Anzac Day  

    The original Anzac Day services were very much church-led and they continue to be strongly influenced by our Christian heritage to this day. After World War 1 the national feeling of mourning and grief was acute, and so it was only natural for churches to take a leading role to help people come to terms… Read More

  • MisDis Bill Reloaded: Empowering truth Czars, Silencing Australians

    Media reports suggest the Federal Government is barrelling ahead with the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, despite widespread criticism from free speech advocates, including the ACL. The ACL remains opposed to the Bill, as it is a fundamental intrusion on the freedom of speech. Should an alternative to the Bill emerge… Read More

  • A Christian Perspective on the Cass Review 

    Dr. Hilary Cass, former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has produced a significant report on gender care for young people that has sparked widespread attention. The Cass Review provides critical insights into the complexities and potential dangers of gender care practices for children, revealing that the medical interventions in this… Read More

  • Is Having Self-esteem Important for a Christian?  

    In a day and age when self-esteem is seen as a necessary aid to mental health, it’s good to consider the question as to whether having a good self-esteem is important for a Christian.   When Jesus says that the second commandment of the law is like the first – “You shall love your neighbour as yourself”-… Read More

  • Truth Telling Which Leads to Healing 

    Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at a Truth Telling Day at the place of Cook’s first landing – Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The event was organised by a grassroots people’s movement, founded in 1997 and developed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians working together to recognise the past and move freely together… Read More

  • The Grooming of a Nation 

    It’s way past time to stop turning a blind eye to a disturbing reality infiltrating our communities. Hyper-sexualised advertising is invading every conceivable public space – from pornified billboards assaulting unsuspecting families driving by, to suggestive gender-bending perfume ads in local chemists, to the relentless bombardment of explicit pop-ups on our devices. Corporate smut peddlers… Read More

  • Legislating Away Autonomy: The ACT’s Reckless Assault on Life’s Sanctity 

    The Australian Capital Territory finds itself edging perilously close to a ruinous legal overreach that would dismantle core ethical and moral guardrails around assisted suicide access. Reckless amendments proposed by Labor backbencher Marisa Paterson MLA would enable the unconscionable scenario of dementia patients and others with diminished mental capacity having their lives terminated through the… Read More

  • ‘DC Book of Pride’ – An Attack on Children’s Innocence

    The Junior non-fiction section of local libraries cater for children 5 to 9 years old. When I consider what books might be included in this section, I think of Hidden Figures – the story of four outstanding female mathemeticians in NASA, or The Animal Book describing the most surprising animals on earth, perhaps Penguin Bloom… Read More