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Vic Director Letter to Supporters - April 2013
· April 14, 2013 10:00 AM
The Victorian Director Dan Flynn’s letter to supporters in the state is now available online.
Two significant events have now kicked off in Victoria: the AFL football season and the federal election campaign.
September will bring us both a grand final and a federal election.
Over the last 12 months, it has been a privilege working with church leaders and Christians as we seek to positively influence government.
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MR: ACL welcomes government’s decision to delay anti-discrimination legislation
· March 20, 2013 11:00 AM
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed today’s announcement by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus to rework consolidating anti-discrimination laws.
Managing Director Jim Wallace said what had started as a sensible consolidation of anti-discrimination laws into one had gone well off track threatening freedom of religion and other fundamental human rights.
“ACL denounces the overreach in this exercise and particularly the uncertainty around religious freedom exemptions and the proposal to review them every three years," he said.
“Christian schools, charities, hospitals and churches should always be free to positively discriminate in the hiring of staff in order to protect their ethos and in determining what services they deliver.
“It is the shared faith ethos of an organisation’s people that make it an attractive charity or service provider and our society would become sterile if this diversity was lost,” Mr Wallace said.
The ACL made a submission to the government’s consolidation of Anti-Discrimination laws in December 2012 calling for the religious freedoms to be protected
In January 2013 former Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said conduct that insults or offends will be removed from legislation. ACL said threats to religious freedom still remained.
In February 2013 the senate committee investigating the laws recommended removing religious exemptions and exceptions from the law. ACL urged the government to reject the recommendation.
Jim Wallace on the Political Spot
· February 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Jim Wallace is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. He spoke to the ACL's Katherine Spackman about the proposed anti-discrimination laws. The senate inquiry into the bill recommended removing religious exemptions. The Attorney-General at the weekend
dismissed the idea of removing religious exemptions.
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