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Lyle Shelton on The Political Spot
· November 20, 2012 11:00 AM
The Australian Greens have announced that they want to legalise euthanasia in the Northern Territory and the ACT. ACL Chief-of-Staff Lyle Shelton spoke to Daniel Simon about this announcement.
Professor John Warhurst on The Political Spot
· October 23, 2012 11:00 AM
Professor John Warhurst from Australian National University is an expert on politics and elections. He spoke with ACL's Daniel Simon about the recent ACT election.
ACT Votes - 20 October 2012 - Be ready!
· October 03, 2012 10:00 AM
The ACT election is less than 3 weeks away! This year's election will take place on Saturday 20th October.
You will have to vote on that day but do you know enough about each party or candidate to decide which one to vote for?
On Thursday 30th August, ACL held a 'Make It Count' leaders' forum in the lead up to the election. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and the Opposition leader Zed Seselja addressed the Christian constituency and answered questions put to them by church leaders.
To find out each parties' position on issues of significant interest to Christians, visit the
ACT Votes website
. The website provides you with a
of party responses to various issues so you can make an informed decision about who you'd like to vote for.
MR: Three year campaign to redefine marriage fails to persuade Parliamentarians
· September 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Friday, September 28, 2012
Last night’s failure in Tasmania of yet another same-sex marriage bill is further proof that the Greens and gay activists have failed to persuade Parliamentarians of the merits of redefining marriage.
Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Jim Wallace said State and Federal politicians should now be allowed to get on with the business of government instead of continually being distracted by the Greens’ tactic of legislation by fatigue.
“Despite three years of favourable media coverage, co-opting celebrities, three Federal Parliamentary inquiries and numerous bills, the activists have failed to persuade elected representatives of the merits of such a radical cultural change,” Mr Wallace said.
“Parliamentarians in Canberra and now Tasmania have carefully considered the consequences of redefining marriage over the past three years and are not persuaded.
“The Greens and the activists should respect their considered decision and now allow governments to govern.”
ACT Director Letter to Supporters - September 2012
· September 14, 2012 10:00 AM
The ACL’s Director for ACT Richard Thackway’s letter to supporters in the territory is now available online.
An air of excitement is building in Canberra for the 2012 ACT election on 20 October.
to read the rest of Richard's letter.
ACT Votes: Meet Your Candidate Forums - September 2012
· September 13, 2012 10:00 AM
The Australian Christian Lobby will be running Meet Your Candidate Forum in the three electorates of Molonglo, Ginninderra and Brindabella to give you the opportunity to meet and question the people who are seeking your vote. We strongly encourage you to attend so you can decide which candidate you prefer.
A full list of the three Meet Your Candidate Forums is listed below:
Brindabella – Monday 24th September 2012, 7:30pm at Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong, Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets Tuggeranong
Ginninderra – Tuesday 25th September, 7:30pm at Belconnen Premier Inn, 110 Benjamin Way Belconnen
Molonglo – Wednesday 26th September, 7:30pm at The Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden
If you are unsure of your electorate,
match your suburb to your electorate on this map.
to find out more.
MR: Greens’ farce of Parliament coincides with public’s fatigue of Greens
· September 04, 2012 10:00 AM
For release: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
At a time when the Greens are making a farce of the Federal Parliament with their influence being mainly behind four same-sex marriage bills, their Newspoll results have slumped to the lowest level since 2009.
“The Greens’ tactic is always to try and legislate their radical social policies by fatigue but it seems like the public are becoming fatigued with them,” ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said.
There is a lesson for Labor in this which has sadly aligned itself with the Greens campaign for same-sex marriage in Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT.
“While two of the four same-sex marriage bills in the Federal Parliament have been put forward privately by a Labor MP and Senators, it is undoubtedly Greens’ influence that has led to this Parliamentary farce,” Mr Wallace said.
“It is obvious that the Greens’ high profile championing of the redefinition of marriage is not translating into mainstream political support.
“The Gillard Government must reassert some authority and bring this long-running matter to a head when Parliament resumes next week,” Mr Wallace said.
Richard Thackway on The Political Spot
· September 04, 2012 10:00 AM
Last week ACL hosted the ACT Make It Count event in the lead up to the ACT election. Richard Thackway is ACL's ACT Director, and he spoke with Daniel Simon about the event and the election.
Debbie Garratt on The Political Spot
· September 04, 2012 10:00 AM
Debbie Garratt is the Executive Director of Real Choices Australia. She spoke with the ACL's Daniel Simon about late-term abortion figures in Victoria, and about the abortion drug RU486, explaining the serious impacts these procedures can have on women.
MR: ‘Make it Count ACT’: Chief Minister and Opposition Leader to address Christian voters
· August 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
In the lead up to the ACT election, the Territory’s Chief Minister and Opposition Leader are to address Christians at a special event in Canberra and answer questions from a range of ACT church leaders.
To be held tomorrow night, ‘Make it Count ACT’ is expected to draw in excess of 500 Christians from a wide range of denominations to hear from Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Opposition Leader Zed Seselja.
‘Make it Count ACT’ will be hosted by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) at the Llewellyn Hall – ANU School of Music at 7:30 pm on Thursday August 30.
Denominational and Christian leaders attending the event will also have the opportunity to ask questions of both Ms Gallagher and Mr Seselja after their addresses.
ACL ACT Director Richard Thackway said the staging of the event follows on from successful federal ‘Make it Count’ events in 2007 and 2010, and the 2008 ACT Make it Count with Attorney-General Simon Corbell (standing in for the Chief Minister) and Zed Seselja.
“This is a unique chance for Christians to hear first-hand from the Chief Minister and the Opposition Leader about why they think their parties should attract Christian votes, and to hear their responses to questions from church leaders,” Mr Thackway said.
“The importance of the Christian vote has come to the fore in recent federal elections and is likely to be a factor in the upcoming ACT election.
“Christians today are increasingly deciding to take an interest in the political process in order to positively influence the character of our society.
“Christians tend to have a broad spectrum of concerns ranging from moral to social justice and family issues. Many Christians are looking to make an informed vote, and Make it Count ACT will make a vital contribution to this process.”
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