We’ve been speaking with the panellists in preparation and we are very excited about the expertise they are going to bring us as we try to make sense of some of the big policy issues.
I hope your church has signed up – it is certainly not too late to be part of this strategic event.
Lyle Shelton Managing Director
Register your church today for ACL’s Make It Count 2013 Election Panel webcast
The Australia Christian Lobby’s Make It Count 2013 Election Panel event will be webcast live on Monday 2nd September at churches across the country. It’s not too late to register for your church for the screening. Visit the link below for more information on how you can get involved.
PM tries to address religious freedom worry in marriage debate
By Lyle Shelton
ACL Managing Director
It may be that the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is concerned his new-found position on marriage is hurting his standing with Christians. At last night’s “peoples’ forum” debate with Tony Abbott in Brisbane, the two leaders were again asked for their positions on same-sex marriage.
ACL recently featured Paul O’Rourke’s outpouring of anger about abortion. The Emily’s Voice CEO’s anger flowed at the misinformation being spread as Tasmania moves closer to legalising abortion. It is a righteous anger at injustice against society’s most vulnerable members, and at the lack of true concern for the women facing these situations. But what does this have to do with a national election? Isn’t abortion a state issue?
Hans Christian Anderson’s popular tale of The Emperor’s New Suit was first published in 1837. It tells of two swindlers who parade as weavers before a vain emperor. He agrees to provide them with expensive silk and gold-cloth to spin magnificent patterns in an exquisite light-weight material, which they determine to fashion into a new suit for him.
Toby Hall on the Political Spot about Mission Australia’s election statement
Toby Hall is the CEO of Mission Australia. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about Mission Australia’s election statement and particularly in relation to welfare reform and homelessness.
Election statement: Christian school group explores the primary purpose of education
One of the groups representing independent Christian schools is Associated Christian Schools in Queensland. Their executive officer Lynne Doneley has put together a federal election statement which parents of children in Christian schools may be interested to read.
Candidates in electorate of Fisher, Qld address voters at ACL’s Meet Your Candidate Forum.
On Tuesday 20th August, ACL conducted a Meet Your Candidate forum (MYCF) in the electorate of Fisher, Queensland. The electorate includes towns such as Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Woodford and Maleny. Approximately 150 people attended.