The Australian Christian Lobby is a grassroots movement of over 260,000 Christians desiring that truth would be seen and experienced in the public squares. Our vision is to see Christian principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate to each other as a society.
In Australia we have the privilege of democracy, and our nation’s laws are shaped by the input of its citizens.
The Bible says, “Righteousness exalts a nation” (Prov 14:34). Therefore we make full use of the democratic process to bring Godly influence to the laws which govern us.
We do this because behind every law are people whose lives are affected by legislation. We love people and care for their welfare. We also want to keep doors open for the Gospel to be preached.
Yes. The primary purpose of ACL is the advancement of religion.
No. Donations to ACL are not tax deductible. ACL does not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
ACL is non-partisan. It does not identify itself with political leanings as ‘conservative’, ‘left’ or ‘right’. We acknowledge that in changing times and culture, these views can shift however a biblical foundation does not.
No. ACL is a charity, not a political party.
No. ACL will not tell people who to vote for. ACL provides information on the Christian values of candidates and parties so voters can make an informed choice.
For useful information around Christian values, see christianvalues.org.au
ACL does not always provide lists of candidates with Christian values for each election. We encourage candidates to provide this information themselves and/or for voters to call local representatives to ask their stand on values and issues.
To find your federal electorate or contact your representative, visit:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC): electorate.aec.gov.au
You can also watch this video from our National Political Director, Wendy Francis on how the Australian federal voting system works, and what you need to do to vote carefully.
In Australia, authorised religious and political material is exempt from ‘no junk mail’. See standards developed by the Australian Catalogue Association for more information at auspost.com.au
Donations to ACL are generally divided into three categories:
- Political funds contributing towards election activities,
- Issues-related funds enabling campaigning eg. life, freedom, Christian schools
- General organisational funds.
ACL has an online donation page at acl.org.au/donate
Giving via our website is secure. You can also make a donation over the phone on 02 6175 0200 or mail a cheque or money order to GPO Box 1424, Canberra ACT Australia 2601.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the important work of ACL.