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8 May 2014

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The Commission of Audit’s recommendations are far reaching and numerous.

Of concern is the recommendation to cut the school chaplaincy program. See media release.

The report also recommended de-coupling aid from Gross National Income which the government has already adopted.

ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton discusses the report’s recommendations in a radio interview.

Lyle also reflects on how broken promises erodes trust in his weekly column.  

There’s been a lot of media attention on what’s happening in Nigeria with the abduction of the school girls.

Religious Liberty Analyst Elizabeth Kendal gives an indepth analysis about the events leading up to the abduction and the group behind the attack in a radio interview

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For Politics to work, trust is vital

By Lyle Shelton, Managing Director

One of the disappointing features of modern politics is that it is almost expected that promises will not be kept. There is a desperate need for public respect to be restored to our political class. Their work on our behalf is too important to be traduced.

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Commission of Audit recommends breaking foreign aid election promise

The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned that today’s Commission of Audit report paved the way for a broken election promise on overseas aid. Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the Coalition made an election promise to boost aid to 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income once the budget position improved.

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Coalition urged to reject Commission of Audit recommendation to break chaplaincy promise

The Australian Christian Lobby is urging the Coalition to reject a Commission of Audit report recommendation to break its election promise on school chaplaincy. Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the Coalition pledged before the election to continue the National School Chaplaincy Program in schools to support the emotional wellbeing of students. 

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Concern at push to decriminalise illicit drugs

The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned by calls from the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) to decriminalise some illicit drugs. This week’s drug forum organised by ATDC in Hobart discussed decriminalising drugs such as cannabis and the ‘success’ this has had in other countries.

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Lyle Shelton discusses the Commission of Audit’s recommendations

Lyle Shelton is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he discusses the Commission of Audit’s recommendations to save the government $70 billion dollars a year.

Read more plus audio interview



 

Religious Liberty Analyst Elizabeth Kendal discusses abduction of school girls from Nigeria

Elizabeth Kendal is a religious liberty analyst. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman she discusses the abduction of school girls from Nigeria on the 14th of April.

Read more plus audio interview



 

Tasmanian upper house election results 2014

The Australian Christian Lobby congratulates independents Kerry Finch (Rosevears) and Robert Armstrong (Huon) on their re-election/election to the Tasmanian Upper House. Many commentators are trying to read into the results given that neither of the Liberal Party candidates in either electorate got up.

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John Anderson speaks at Katoomba Men’s Convention 2014

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson spoke at the Katoomba Men’s Convention recently about the economic challenges facing Australia and how to respond to these as a Christian. 

Read more and watch the presentation 



 

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 issues such as decriminalising illicit drugs, the foreign aid budget, and whether Australia is a Christian country.

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For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

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

18 May – Church Together 2014, TAS

26 May – ACL’s Qld Conference, For Kids Sake, QLD

29 – 31 May – Innovate Conference, VIC

31 May – National Day of Thanksgiving, nationwide

31 May – A Conversation with Senator Cory Bernardi, QLD

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



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