Renewed calls by Senator Nick Xenaphon and Andrew Wilkie MP to crackdown of poker machines have been welcomed by the Australian Christian Lobby.
ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the Federal Government must heed community concerns with problem gambling and work alongside Senator Xenaphon and Mr Wilkie to achieve reforms that will stop the harm being felt in by families and the community.
Patricia Karvelas from Sky News interviews ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton and Alex Greenwich, NSW MP and co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality on the same-sex marriage plebiscite. Lyle Shelton discusses the serious consequences of changing the definition of marriage, including the silencing of those who disagree. through the big stick of overreaching anti-discrimination laws.
ACL was grateful for the opportunity to submit an inquiry into Aboriginal Youth Suicide.
The inquiry was based on what more can be done to halt the worrying number of suicides among Aboriginal youth in Western Australia, particularly in remote communities, and to determine what resources have been set aside to tackle this crucial issue facing the State.
Claims that liberalised abortion laws will be a positive for women in domestic violence situations are not borne out by facts with almost one in five women experiencing violence for the first time when pregnant, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.