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28 November 2013

 

As the year draws to a close, we want to remind you about ACL’s Gap week in early January.

If you know of any university students who are interested in public leadership from a biblical perspective then please let them know about this course.

In other news, it’s good to see Victorians rally together to petition the state government to amend abortion laws to remove the requirement for doctors to provide a referral for an abortion.

In last week’s ENEWs we mentioned about the abortion law changes in Tasmania and what’s happening in the UK with internet filtering. ACL’s Katherine Spackman has done some radio interview about these issues.

Did you know it was the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln on the 19th of November? Historian Dr Stuart Piggins shares his thoughts about the theology of Abraham Lincoln in a separate radio interview below.

Also, ACL’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis participated in an interview on Channel Ten’s Wake Up program on Monday morning about the Governor-General’s comments on same-sex marriage. You can watch the interview by clicking on the media wrap-up link.

Lyle Shelton
Managing Director

 

More than 4000 Victorians sign petition supporting doctor’s conscience

A Victorian MP has tabled three petitions this week into state parliament calling for abortion law to be amended to remove the requirement for doctors to provide a referral for an abortion. On Tuesday November 26, Member for Pascoe Vale Christine Campbell lodged a petition signed by 249 medical practitioners calling for the amendment of section 8 of the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008.

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ACL’s Tas Director talks about changes to abortion law on the Political Spot

Mark Brown is the Tasmanian Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about changes to abortion law that were passed last week in the upper house.

Read more plus audio interview


Dr Clive Hamilton talks about UK internet filtering on the Political Spot

Dr Clive Hamilton is a Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University who supports internet filtering. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about what’s happening in the UK with internet filtering.

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Historian Rev Dr Stuart Piggin talks about 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address

Rev Dr Stuart Piggin is a historian. He recently gave an address to the William Wilberforce Foundation in Melbourne for the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. ACL’s Katherine Spackman talked to him about his address in this Political Spot interview.

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Join with Equality Now to advance Nordic Model of prostitution at UN

ACL is encouraging its supporters to join with anti-trafficking group Equality Now in urging the United Nations (UN) to provide greater protection for trafficked women by adopting the Nordic Model on prostitution. Equality Now, along with another 97 anti-trafficking organisations, are concerned about recent UN reports which make recommendations in direct opposition to international human rights standards, failing to protect trafficked women and improve their situation.

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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 on Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s comments regarding same-sex marriage, and Tasmania’s abortion laws.

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For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

29 November – Film screening, Nefarious Merchant of Souls, Darwin

11 January – 9 February – Pro-life walk, Crossroads, various states

19 – 24 January – ACL Gap Week, ACT 


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