In what is believed to be a Victorian first, the leaders of the State’s two major political parties have both agreed to address Christians and answer questions from Christian leaders at the same event this Friday night.
In the lead up to the November 27 election, Premier John Brumby and Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu will speak to a wide range of Christian leaders at ‘Make it Count Victoria’, with their addresses and answers to questions to be filmed and made available online next month to Christians throughout the State.
The Victorian office of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) is hosting the non-denominational event at Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, from 7.30 pm on Friday September 24.
ACL Victorian Director Rob Ward said the staging of the event follows on from the successful Federal ‘Make it Count’ events with major political leaders held in August 2007 and June 2010. Similar events have also been held prior to the Tasmanian, Northern Territory, West Australian and ACT elections.
Mr Ward said that ‘Make it Count Victoria’ will help the leaders of Victoria’s two main political parties to better understand some of the main issues which are of concern to the Christian constituency, as well as assisting Christians to make an informed vote at the upcoming election.
TIME: 7.30 pm, Friday September 24
PLACE: Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
Contact: Glynis Quinlan on 0408 875 979 or Rob Ward on 0408 348 352
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TO REGISTER TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT GLYNIS QUINLAN