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Lyle Shelton's ABC News interview on same-sex marriage
· June 07, 2013 10:00 AM
ACL's Managing Director Lyle Shelton was interviewed by ABC News concerning the same-sex marriage debate in Australia.
It was aired on ABC's Newsline program; on Tuesday night to its international audiences and repeated Wednesday on ABCNews24.
Click on the YouTube link above to watch or alternatively, follow this
to the ABC News website.
Freedom of Religion with Dr Ryan Messmore
· December 07, 2012 11:00 AM
The Centre for Public Christianity
recently interviewed president-elect of Campion College, Dr Ryan Messmore about private faith and public life. In this interview with CPX's Simon Smart, Dr Messmore argues that there is a place for religion in society.
ABC interviews Women's Forum Australia on new Lottie doll
· December 04, 2012 11:00 AM
Managing Director of Women's Forum Australia Kristan Dooley spoke to ABC Breakfast show today together with psychologist Louise Adams about the harm that can come from a sexualised media environment for girls.
Women's Forum Australia has begun importing a Lottie doll, as a positive alternative to dolls that have unrealistic body shapes, wear highly sexualised clothing or come with tattoos, fangs and other such things that promote unhealthy and unrealistic lifestyle.
She told ABC that WFA have been inundated with requests for the doll since news spread that it was being imported to Australia.
A 7 minute video interview can be watched
or by clicking on the picture on the left.
The ACL's Katherine Spackman recently
interviewed Collective Shout's Melinda Liszewski
about a list of businesses the organisation is encouraging people not to buy from because the brands have excelled in sexploitation. The organisation has recommended Towards the Stars as a positive alternative and safe haven from the commercialisation and sexualisation of girlhood.
The Lachlan Macquarie Internship graduation
· November 28, 2012 11:00 AM
[caption id="attachment_23178" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace with one of the graduates, Rebekah Faith from Sydney."]
Last Saturday, November the twenty-sixth, the Lachlan Macquarie Internship graduated its third group of alumni. This program is designed by the ACL to help develop leaders looking to impact public policy, and this event was the finale of an intensive fourteen weeks of study, networking, workshops and experience in political offices.
Family and friends flew from all over the country to encourage and support these future leaders in what God was calling them to. The highlights included speeches from Jim Wallace, the managing director of ACL, and Tony McLellan, the chairman of the ACL board. Grant Dusting gave the final speech based on his concluding essay, articulating the need for a shared restoration of the common good in discussing policy. All in all it was a beautiful day, very worthy of the sacrifice these interns have given for principled public leadership in our nation.
The next internship begins in February 2013, and applications are still being accepted while there are scholarships available.
to learn more.
Hear Rebekah Faith’s thoughts on the LMI in a
five minute radio interview
Reviving the Common Good: Embracing Diversity to Achieve a Better Society for All
A paper by Grant Dusting, who graduated from LMI last week
, Plato’s most well-known piece of literature and perhaps one of the most influential books of political philosophy ever written, Plato records his mentor Socrates’ challenge to Thrasymachus, a colleague who advocated the popular belief at that time: that justice is merely what is advantageous to the stronger.
to continue reading.
Wendy Francis' interview on 96.5FM
· October 22, 2012 11:00 AM
ACL's Queensland Director Wendy Francis was interviewed by Damien Johnston on 96.5FM Family. They spoke about misogyny and sexism, and what this means for Australian women.
Click on the link below to listen to the interview:
Wendy Francis on 96.5fm
Alternatively, follow the links from
to download the podcast from iTunes.
Nick Jensen on Open House
· September 25, 2012 10:00 AM
Open House is a three-hour talk show airing across Australia on Sunday nights, exploring life, faith and culture from Christian perspective. Nick Jensen, the Programme Manager of The Lachlan Macquarie Internship, spoke to Leigh Hatcher on Open House last Sunday about the program and how he's working to instil a Christian worldview in tomorrow's leaders. He also spoke on the importance of Christianity in world politics, particularly in raising up people of value, integrity and faith to shape the way public policy is formed.
To listen to Nick's interview, click
For more information on The Lachlan Macquarie Internship and to apply, please visit the
Archbishop Peter Jensen comments on religion, politics, and the benefits of having a Christian lobby
· August 09, 2010 10:00 AM
How might the so-called "Christian vote" play out come election day and do the personal beliefs of political leaders; Tony Abbott's Roman Catholicism and Julia Gillard's declared atheism, have any effect at the ballot box?
On last night’s
program on ABC Local Radio, Monica Attard interviewed Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen about religion and politics. In the process she asked him a number of questions about the ACL and concerns we have raised about the Greens’ policy positions on a number of issues.
“And it is a problem for the Green movement. Their main message could be very attractive to Christians - responsibility for the earth on which we live. That's Christian. But there may be elements of the Green social position which are unattractive to Christians,”
Archbishop Jensen commented during the interview.
to listen to the full interview or read a transcript.
Below is an extract of Archbishop Jensen’s responses on the topic of ACL:
“MONICA ATTARD: And is that why you support the Australian Christian Lobby?
PETER JENSEN: I'm glad of the existence of the Australian Christian Lobby. I think it does a good job. It focuses Christian concerns.
Thirty or 40 years ago it could be assumed that most people were broadly Christian and had some understanding of the Christian position. That has changed and so the need for the Australian Christian Lobby is the need to express the Christian position into an increasingly ignorant world.
MONICA ATTARD: Well the lobby are determined as well to stop the Greens from holding the balance of power. They say, and I'll quote from them, "We have seen them supporting euthanasia, supporting abortion, against prayers in Parliament, against ISP filtering. So on a great range of issues we find ourselves at variance with the Greens."
Do you think it's right for a Christian lobby to not merely make its views known but to so actively campaign?
PETER JENSEN: I think it's very helpful for them to raise those issues to the surface in order for Christians to make informed votes.
Now my guess is there'd be quite a number of Christians who would support the Greens because of the main issue of where the Greens are concerned and because of the capacity of their leadership.
On the other hand I think it is right too for the Australian Christian Lobby to raise to Christian consciousness some of the things which may if true go along with the Greens. On those sort of issue Christians tend to have pretty strong consciences.
And it is a problem for the Green movement. Their main message could be very attractive to Christians - responsibility for the earth on which we live. That's Christian. But there may be elements of the Green social position which are unattractive to Christians.
But the ballot box is still secret as far as I know and no amount of Australian Christian Lobby can force Christians to vote one way or another.
MONICA ATTARD: And you're not concerned having a Christian lobby participate in the political process so directly is kind of tearing down that whispering wall between religion and politics?
PETER JENSEN: We're pretty robust in this area. One of the ways in which we have got on with each other is for Christian leaders on the whole not to reveal voting preferences and certainly not to urge people to vote one way or the other.
I would hope never to do that. And I would hope nothing I would say would favour one side or the other. That's how we've got on and it's a good system.
It means that the unfair advantage that a church may have is not brought to bear on the voting system. And we recognise the worth of both major parties for example. That's worked over the years.
The difficulty is however that now that Christians, active Christians make a minority of the population, active Christians want to know more about what parties are saying. And the ACL operates as a group to bring to the surface what parties are actually saying and to create a sense of accountability by the parties to Christian people.
Could it go too far? Well not yet. But we need to keep an eye on it.”
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