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27 March 2014

In his weekly blog column, ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton reflects on the need for principled public leadership in an age of compromise.

Mr Shelton also previews the WA election to be held next weekend on the 5th of April in a radio interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman.

Recently legislation was introduced into NSW parliament for child protection authorities to consider adoption as an option for children in out of home care before foster care. Louise Voigt from Barnardos talks about this in an interview.

This week Anti-Slavery Australia released a free online course on trafficking and slavery in Australia.

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Lessons in principled public leadership in an age of compromise

By Managing Director Lyle Shelton

We live in an age where compromise is everywhere.Maybe this is why the American author Eric Metaxas penned Seven Men and the Secrets of their Greatness.

By examining the lives of Christian men who furthered the common good, Metaxas wittingly or unwittingly (I suspect the former) draws out common threads in their lives that speak to the need for steal.

Read more


 

Barnardos comments on NSW legislation to consider adoption ahead of foster care for children in out of home care

Louise Voigt is the CEO of Barnardos, one of the leading child protection charities in Australia. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman she discusses NSW laws introduced by Community Services Minister Pru Goward to require child protection authorities to consider adoption as an option for children before foster care.

Read more plus audio interview


 

ACL’s Lyle Shelton previews WA Senate Election

Lyle Shelton is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he previews the Western Australian Senate election on the 5th of April.

Read more plus audio interview


 

Free online course on trafficking and slavery in Australia

This week, Anti-Slavery Australia launched an online training course on slavery, slavery-like practices and human trafficking, funded by the Australian Government.

Read more


 

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

In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media on the Tasmanian and South Australian elections.

Click here for more media commentary 


 

For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

10 March – 2 April – Tour, Back Our Chappies, QLD

29 March – Talk, Child Exploitation, VIC

10 April – Film screening, Unfinished Sky, NSW

21 April – Sydney Easter Parade, NSW

15 May – Breakfast, 2014 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, QLD

31 May – National Day of Thanksgiving, nationwide

21 – 24 June – Conference, Voices For Justice, ACT


 

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