“Women’s and girls’ sport should be exclusively for biological females,” Australian Christian Lobby state director Christopher Brohier said today, as the ACL supports Liberal Senator Claire Chandler’s call for Sport Australia to scrap guidelines which allow anyone identifying as a woman to play women’s sport.Read more
The decriminalisation of prostitution supports pimps and oppressive men and harms women. Despite the House of Assembly rejecting the decriminalisation of prostitution only 7 months ago, Greens MLC Tammy Franks has reintroduced a nearly identical version of her previous prostitution decriminalisation bill that was convincingly defeated in the Lower House.Read more
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes this week’s Queensland LNP announcement that, if elected, they will review the state's recently changed abortion laws. A LNP spokesperson flagged that provisions on abortion coercion, gestational limits and counselling requirements were the main targets for a review.Read more
Brisbane couple Sophie and Julian Parkinson have found the COVID-19 restrictions difficult for different reasons than most Australians. Despite the practice being illegal, and the exorbitant cost, they entered into a surrogacy arrangement with a Ukraine woman to get what they most desired – a baby.
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.Read more
As the Australian Christian Lobby stands by the national cabinet’s reasonable and necessary steps to contain COVID-19, the rushed passage of measures in the South Australian parliament demonstrates the perils of hasty law-making.Read more
Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, continues to be free of the unwanted commodification and overt sexualisation of women with the Australian Christian Lobby yesterday receiving formal notification that an application for an adult strip club had lapsed.Read more
Today, March 8, Australia joins the world in a celebration of International Women’s Day with the 2017 theme “Be Bold For Change”.Read more
The conference will encourage women in their personal walk with God through the teaching and life experiences of speakers like singer/songwriter Julia Grace, and Lindy Chamberlain who was wrongly convicted of murdering her baby daughter in 1980 (her conviction was overturned seven years later).
ACL's Queensland Director Wendy Francis will also be speaking at the event.
The conference will be held at Calvary Christian Church, 212 Crosby Hill Rd, Tanawha QLD
For more information and to register, please visit the official conference website. You can also check out the Queensland Christian Women Facebook page.
Queensland Christian Women is a ministry of Australian Christian Churches.
Breeders: A Subclass of Women? - Trailer from CBC Network on Vimeo.
The Centre for Bioethics and Culture has produced a film called Breeder: A subclass of women? which explores the issue of surrogacy and the implications it has on women, children, and families. They talk to surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum to find out more about this complex and sensitive issue.
You can watch the trailer above.
The film is now available to rent online. You can also purchase a copy through the official film website.
In 2011, ACL's Katherine Spackman interviewed Jennifer Lahl from the Centre for Bioethics and Culture about another one of its films, Anonymous Father's Day, which explores the experience of three donor-conceived people. Follow this link to listen to the interview.