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Australian Christian Lobby



19 December 2013


This week, the Queensland Government said it would adopt most of the 121 recommendations made by the Commission of Inquiry into the state’s child protection system.

It has committed to place greater emphasis on early intervention strategies to protect vulnerable children from mental and physical harm. You can read more about this in today’s ENEWs.

Last week, we reported on the High Court’s decision to reject the ACT’s same-sex marriage bill.

You can find out more about ACL’s response to this decision by watching ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton’s interview on The Drum. Be sure to check out the media commentary section for more news on this issue.

As we bring this year to a close, we want to thank each of you for your continued support, prayer and encouragement. 

It’s been a challenging yet rewarding year, and we look forward to partnering with you again in 2014 as we work towards seeing a more moral, just and compassionate society.

Please note the ACL office will be closed from Monday 23rd December and will reopen on Monday 13th January. 

May you have a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord, and a happy and prosperous new year.


ACL Team


ACL welcomes strengthening of child protection system in Queensland

The Australian Christian Lobby has congratulated the Queensland government for its decision to implement most of the 121 recommendations made by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, strengthening the state’s child protection system.

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Lyle Shelton on The Drum about High Court overturning ACT’s same-sex marriage laws

ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton appeared on ABC’s The Drum last week to talk about the High Court’s decision to overturn the ACT’s same-sex marriage laws.

Follow this link to watch the interview. Lyle’s commentary appears 33 minutes and 45 seconds into the program.

ACL’s December newsletter is out now

ACL’s monthly newsletter, which includes a column from ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton, is out now. This month’s newsletter includes stories on same-sex marriage in NSW, abortion in Tasmania, and chaplaincy in Queensland.

Click here to read the December newsletter.

ACL’s 2013 annual report

ACL’s 2013 annual report provides supporters with a review of the achievements of the organisation over the last year.

Read more 

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

ACL’s Lyle Shelton commented on the Coalition’s repeal of pokie reform laws in this week’s Politics InFocus. 

Click here for more media commentary

For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

11 January – 9 February – Pro-life walk, Crossroads, various states

19 – 24 January – ACL Gap Week, ACT 

11 – 13 February – LMI short course for pastors, ACT

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