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Australian Christian Lobby


10 April 2014

This week ACL has urged the Queensland Government to take action on outdoor advertising after another slogan from Campervan company Wicked Campers. See our Media Release.

It was only last week the Queensland Parliament had debated a bill on this issue. The bill was voted down but ACL’s Katherine Spackman reports on what happened in parliament. Listen to the radio package

Soon a cross-party parliamentary group will be heading overseas to look at how countries have legislated around the issue of prostitution.

Some countries have criminalised the purchase of sex (rather than the seller). ACT Liberal politician Giulia Jones talks about the planned trip in a radio interview.

ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton reflects on the WA senate election results in an a radio interview. He also talks about the high price of holding the line on marriage in his blog piece this week.

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Latest Wicked Campers slogan highlights need for action

The Australian Christian Lobby is calling for the Queensland Government to urgently act in light of the latest advertising slogan from Wicked Campers and introduce outdoor advertising laws to keep the public space in line with community standards. 

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The high price of holding the line on marriage

By Lyle Shelton

‘No consequences’ for anyone else is the refrain of those pushing for a new definition of marriage. Of course this noble idea unravelled long ago in Europe and the United States and we demonstrated this in our submissions to the various Parliamentary inquiries.

Read more


Qld parliament debates outdoor advertising bill

In this radio package, ACL’s Katherine Spackman reports on a bill introduced into Queensland Parliament last week to regulate outdoor advertising. The bill, put forward by Katter Australia Party’s Shane Knuth, looked at introducing classification zones. 

Read more plus audio interview


Parliamentary delegation to travel to Europe to investigate prostitution reform laws

Giulia Jones an ACT liberal politician. In tGiulia Joneshis interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman she discusses an upcoming cross-party parliamentary delegation trip to Europe and Asia to look at different legislative approach to prostitution laws and exit programs.

Read more plus audio interview


ACL’s Lyle Shelton discusses WA Senate result

Lyle Shelton is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he discusses the WA Senate result.

Read more plus audio interview


In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

In this week’s Politics InFocus, ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton weighed into the debate about whether Australians should have the right to say things that are racially offensive.

Click here for more media commentary 


Crowd-funding campaign underway for film about convicted US abortionist

Journalists and film makers in the United States have launched a campaign to raise funds for a TV film about convicted late-term abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell.

Read more


For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

10 April – Film screening, Unfinished Sky, NSW

21 April – Sydney Easter Parade, NSW

15 May – Breakfast, 2014 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, QLD

18 May – Church Together 2014, TAS

29 – 31 May – Innovate Conference, VIC

31 May – National Day of Thanksgiving, nationwide

21 – 24 June – Conference, Voices For Justice, ACT


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