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26 April 2013

In this issue:

AG’s call for another vote on same-sex marriage ludicrous

ACL urges Government to reject subsidy of abortion drug RU486

Watch a video about the Lachlan Macquarie Internship

NZ Family First’s Bob McCoskrie on the Political Spot about redefining marriage

ACL Tas Director Mark Brown discusses passing of abortion legislation on Political Spot

Political Scientist Steve Thomas talks about communitarianism on the Political Spot

The World Congress of Families

National Day of Thanksgiving – Saturday 25 May 2013

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

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Despite the hype, same-sex marriage is far from a done deal in Australia. It was beaten two-one last September in the Federal Parliament.

However, those seeking the redefinition of marriage (and with it a radical cultural change) are working very hard to wear away the resolve of the Liberal Party’s principled policy of man-woman marriage. There are also calls within Labor for another vote before the election.

You have done a great job in these past two years defending marriage and we have seen the results. But the fight is not over. Our voice heard again now will positively influence this new challenge to marriage. We can make a difference by e-mailing our local MP and ccing our Senators to tell them marriage is too important to be changed.

Please click here and take a minute to tell your MP you do not want marriage redefined and that you want to vote for a candidate who knows what true marriage is. It’s too important for children, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Thanks for taking action.


Lyle Shelton
Chief of Staff

 

AG’s call for another vote on same-sex marriage ludicrous

Calls by Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus for yet another vote to redefine marriage should be rejected. “Despite the hype, this issue is not on the average Australian’s top ten list of priorities, including members of the left leaning GetUp group,” Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Jim Wallace said today.

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ACL urges Government to reject subsidy of abortion drug RU486

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has urged the government to reject the recommendation of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to publically fund abortion drug RU486. Read more.

Watch a video about the Lachlan Macquarie Internship

The Lachlan Macquarie Internship is a 3 month public policy internship on the outskirts of Canberra. Learn more about the program in this 4 minute video. Consider promoting the internship at your local church in a 2 minute version as well.

NZ Family First’s Bob McCoskrie on the Political Spot about redefining marriage

Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of New Zealand’s Family First group (not to be confused with the Australian political party of the same name). In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman, Bob talks about the government passing laws to redefine marriage to include same-sex marriage.

Read more plus audio interview

ACL Tas Director Mark Brown discusses passing of abortion legislation on Political Spot

Mark Brown is the Tasmanian Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview, he discusses the passing of the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill and what the law changes.

Read more plus audio interview

Political Scientist Steve Thomas talks about communitarianism on the Political Spot

Steve Thomas is a political scientist. As part of a political ideology series, Steve discusses communitarianism in this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman.

Read more plus audio interview

The World Congress of Families

The World Congress of Families (WCF) invites you to join them from 15 – 18 May in Sydney to explore how business, government, education, law, healthcare and the media can strengthen families for the benefit of society. The WCF seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society. Note the discount offered for ACL supporters.

Cick here for more information

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National Day of Thanksgiving – Saturday 25 May 2013

This year’s National Day of Thanksgiving will be on Saturday 25 May. This is a chance for Australians to come together to celebrate our God-given heritage, and to demonstrate the Christian values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards others.

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

In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such as marriage, abortion legislation in Tasmania, and the abortion drug RU486.

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