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What you need to know to make your vote count

by Lyle Shelton

With just a week-and-a-half to voting day, our team is pleased to provide you with information we hope will help you cast an informed vote.

The federal election page on our website is now populated with resources everyone should peruse.

The major parties and a number of minor parties have now responded to our 26 questions. As other parties provide their answers, we will post them.

You will notice that our 26 questions are quite pointed. This is deliberate because we are looking for specific answers from the parties.

Nailing politicians down is one of the hardest things in modern democracy. I hope you will take the time to look at the parties’ responses and use them to inform your vote in the House of Representatives and in the Senate.


John Anderson urges a vote for candidates supporting the people’s vote

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson provides a warning to voters as they head to the polls to carefully consider the impact of their vote on maintaining male-female marriage as well as ensuring that children are not subject to contested gender ideology.


Medicare funding of abortions on viable babies called into question

Both the Coalition and Opposition parties must commit to withdraw Medicare funding for abortions on viable babies currently being left to die, says the Australian Christian Lobby.

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Shorten’s ‘homophobe’ label a bullying tactic to silence respectful debate

It is not ‘homophobic’ to believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and to wish to have the freedom to say this out loud, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

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Make gambling reform a priority for the Federal Election

The Australian Christian Lobby encourages its supporters to get behind a campaign to bring gambling reform to the national attention.

As part of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, the ACL has been advocating on behalf of Australians who realise the serious impact gambling has on individuals, their families and the community.

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Shorten’s Orlando link an unfortunate ploy to silence discussion on marriage

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s linking of the Orlando massacre to a people’s vote on marriage was an unfortunate form of emotional manipulation designed to silence debate, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

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A decriminalised sex industry is not safer

This week on Voice for Values, what is the link between human trafficking and prostitution?
Ruth Nordstrom is the President of the Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, and tells us how the Nordic model of prostitution reform is reducing the problems in Sweden, and how it could work here in Australia too.

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Labor must be clear on whether it will fund sex-change operations for minors 

The so-called ‘Safe Schools’ program tells minors that they need not hold back from undergoing sex-change surgery if that is what they feel like at the time, prompting the Australian Christian Lobby to question whether the Labor Party’s policy to publicly fund sex-change operations would extend to children and teenagers.

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Appeal update

Thanks to you, we reached our $303,890 end-of-financial-year target two weeks early thanks to the incredible generosity of so many ACL supporters.

This is an extraordinary blessing and I am so grateful to God and to our supporters that we were able to meet this goal ahead of schedule.

Which brings me to the second piece of news…

On Sunday Bill Shorten launched the Labor Party’s election campaign and he had some disturbing things to say about people like you and I who support marriage.

So today, and in response to Mr Shorten’s comments, we are ramping up our efforts to speak to voters in key battlegrounds about the importance of marriage and the plebiscite as well as the so-called “Safe Schools” program. I’m asking you to give generously as we seek to reach an additional $75,000 goal to bolster our campaign to preserve marriage.