The Australian Christian Lobby calls on Labor and the crossbench to cautiously consider the Phelps medivac bill allowing two doctors to recommend medical transfer to Australia for asylum seekers.
Managing director Martyn Iles said, “Prime Minister Scott Morrison made it clear in his address at the Press Club on Monday if the bill goes through as is it will essentially spell the end to offshore processing.”
The Australian Christian Lobby today expressed in principle support for the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to raise the refugee intake by 4,000 places.
Moves by Labor, the Greens and Senate crossbenchers to allow asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island to be transferred to Australia on the say-so of two doctors have today been met with concern from the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes confirmation from Australian Government sources that Asia Bibi and her family will be offered asylum.
“This is momentous news for all who have lobbied so hard and so long for Asia Bibi,” said ACL managing director Martyn Iles.
Amongst Christians, a debate about Nauru rarely gets far before someone invokes Jesus.
His parable of the Good Samaritan, His command to love our neighbour, even the notion that He was a refugee (sort of).
The Australian Christian Lobby calls on the federal government to offer Asia Bibi and her family asylum in Australia.
The Australian Christian Lobby today backed calls by Australia’s Coptic Leader, Bishop Suriel, for the Australian Government to offer protection to more than 20 Christian families in the wake of this week’s massacre in Egypt.
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed news the Federal Government would consider expanding Australia’s refugee intake of survivors from the war zones in Iraq and Syria.
Is it ok to preference high risk refugees?
Foreign Editor of the Australian, Greg Sheridan, states that Christians in the Middle East are one of the highest risk groups, yet preferencing them is seen as discrimination.
The Australian Christian Lobby has renewed its longstanding call for the federal government to double the humanitarian intake.
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