Bill to provide surrogacy access for men
A bill to allow altruistic surrogacy access for male same-sex couples and single men will deliberately remove the rights of children to know their biological parents.
The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned that this will only serve to commodify children and further exploit women.Read more
Will we soon have sexless children in WA?
A recommendation from the WA Law Reform Commission to remove children’s biological sex from birth certificates has been criticised by the Australian Christian Lobby.
“The recommendation raises significant concerns regarding the medical implications of removing important biological information from a legal document,” commented Peter Abetz, ACL’s state director.Read more
ACL Congratulates PM Elect Morrison
The Australian Christian Lobby today extended congratulations to Prime Minister elect Scott Morrison.
Martyn Iles, ACL’s managing director said, “We look forward to continuing our constructive conversation with the government on religious freedom.”
“It’s now been over three months since the Ruddock Review was released. Religious freedom must be a priority for the Morrison ministry in light of increasing numbers of Australians who are getting in trouble with the law for living out their faith.”
“ACL also urges the government to follow it's commendable legacy of securing Australia's borders with a solution to the humanitarian crisis on Nauru and Manus Island, where hundreds of asylum seekers have languished for five years.”
Mr Iles said that ACL trusts Mr Morrison will demonstrate the strong leadership required for a new era of political stability.
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End of Life Choices report tabled in parliament
The Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices has today tabled the Chair’s pro-euthanasia report in parliament.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment at the obvious and transparent support for euthanasia in Ms Amber-Jade Sanderson’s report.Read more
Is this the end of merit-based employment?
The Victorian Labor government’s draft gender equality bill to equalise employment in its departments will be the end of merit-based employment, said the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
Jackie Trad’s Abortion Fact Checker is blatant propaganda
Jackie Trad and the Queensland Department of Health’s Abortion Fact Checker is blatant propaganda said the Australian Christian Lobby.
“All it does is continue to perpetuate the radical ideology of Jackie Trad,” commented Wendy Francis, ACL’s state director.Read more
Radical abortion bill tabled in QLD parliament
The Australian Christian Lobby has condemned Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill which was introduced in parliament today.
All women should be protected from coercion
The Queensland Labor government must show consistency in their attempt to ensure women are protected from coercion, urges the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
Unborn children have human rights too
A recent YouGov Galaxy poll reveals members of parliament who vote in favour of Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill could lose 39% of their vote at the next election.
“The poll shows a majority of Queenslanders believe an abortion involves the taking of a human life,” said Wendy Francis, the Australian Christian Lobby’s state director.
“It also shows that 62% believe an unborn baby at 23 weeks is a human being with human rights. This belief coincides with recent international research which revealed that by 20 weeks – if not earlier an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain."
“MPs would do well to be aware of the beliefs their voters hold and take them into consideration when voting on Jackie Trad’s radical abortion crusade,” commented Mrs Francis.
The Australian Christian Lobby will continue to lobby members to vote against the bill which will essentially allow unborn children to be aborted to full term.
UWA Cancels Van Meter Transgender Speech
After yesterday promising to hold the event it is disappointing to hear the University of WA has now cancelled Dr Quentin Van Meter’s speech, said the Australian Christian Lobby.
Dr Van Meter is an American paediatric endocrinologist expert who believes the transgender movement is based on ideology rather than science.
ACL’s state director Peter Abetz said; “It’s a sad fact that we now live in a world where universities are denying free speech and opinion.”
“Universities were a place of robust debate and open discussion, now they just pander to offended people who cannot engage with those who hold conflicting ideas.”
“Dr Van Meter is an international expert on transgenderism who should be allowed the freedom to speak just like anyone else,” commented Mr Abetz.
The Australian Christian Lobby urges UWA to reinstate the event and uphold the inherent freedoms of speech and opinion.