Describing people who pray quietly on the verge outside abortion clinics as ‘picketers’ is fake news, said Peter Abetz, WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. He was responding to claims made by a spokeswoman from an abortion clinic.
The Australian Christian Lobby said on Tuesday that NSW lagging church COVID-19 restrictions behind pubs, clubs and restaurants failed the ‘pub test’. Late Thursday, the NSW government got back on track by lifting restrictions on worship services, weddings and funerals, ACL spokesman Dan Flynn said.
Palliative care acknowledges the dignity and value of every life, no matter the circumstances. National Palliative Care Week began on Sunday 24 May, giving an opportunity to reflect on this important principle and honour our dedicated palliative care health workers.
The freedom to meet and worship is not only a fundamental human right, it is also an essential community service sustaining spiritual, social and mental wellbeing. The Australian Christian Lobby supports Thursday’s call by Lifepoint Church to lift restrictions on worship meetings.
The Australian Christian Lobby is calling on the NSW Government to mirror for all religious gatherings its 1 June 2020 easing of COVID-19 restrictions for pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. From 1 June, hospitality venues can have up to 50 customers, but religious gatherings and places of worship can only have up to 10 in attendance.
The Australian Christian Lobby commends the Queensland government for today postponing their planned euthanasia legislation until after the October election, and for committing more funding for palliative care. The Palaszczcuk Government today referred the issue to the Law Reform Commission for a report by March 2021.
The City of Melbourne Council has invited future litigation and more political correctness tangles with its weekend push to invite council staff to declare their preferred pronoun in their email signatures.
The Australian Christian Lobby supports the government’s stated opposition to funding prostitution services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with the National Disability Insurance Agency’s loss on appeal this week making a government response urgent.
Unborn children feel pain in the womb, a position the Australian Christian Lobby has long advocated and is now highlighted by a significant British case. “Australian governments have a legal duty to update advice to expectant mothers,” ACL WA State Director Peter Abetz said today.
The Australian Christian Lobby has consistently expressed concern over the surge in the number of children rushed into irreversible, life-changing gender reassignment medication or surgeries. A recent report found there were 336 new referrals to the Royal Children’s Hospital gender clinic in 2019, representing a staggering 1,767% increase since 2012.
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