Since the leadership change to Ms Gillard last week, many people have been asking us if there will be another 'Make it Count' before the next election.

A lot of work goes in to putting an event like this on – not to mention the generous co-operation of the two busiest people in politics. It would be unrealistic to stage another event before this year’s election, which may well be sooner rather than later.

However, as always, ACL has put questions to the major parties covering a range of areas of concern to Christians. We will be publishing the answers on our website during the campaign period.

We are also working to assist Christians to learn as much as possible about their local candidates and their values. Elections are always a strategic time to engage politics. We will be doing our best to encourage Christians to engage and influence the values of the candidates and parties that will shape the character of the nation after the election.

Lyle Shelton
ACL Chief of Staff