ACL 26th June 2014

26 June 2014   There are only a couple of days left to give before the end of ACL’s financial year appeal. Thank you to those who have donated to see a voice for values in our nation. With the Australian Senate changing on July 1st, today is the last day of ‘work’ for many senators. ACL’s Managing…

ACL 3rd July 2014

    3 July 2014   A Western Australia children commissioner’s report into sexualisation of children has urged a review of outdoor advertising laws and the prohibition of R18+ computer games. Read more. The National school curriculum review team has released an interim report on the national curriculum with the final report due by the end…

ACL 15th May 2014

15 May 2014 As you’ll be aware, the federal government handed down its budget this week. It was disappointing to see that the biggest single short term budget cut was to overseas aid. See our media release on this.  ACL has long advocated for prositution reform in Australia in an effort to uphold the dignity and…

ACL 22nd May 2014

  22 May 2014 Although foreign aid was the single biggest saving in this year’s federal budget, the Coalition upheld its election promise by extending funding for the National School Chaplaincy Program– a win for the emotional wellbeing of Australian students.  In an interview with ACL’s Daniel Simon this week, Managing Director Lyle Shelton speaks…

ACL 29th May 2014

    29 May 2014 This week in Brisbane, ACL’s Queensland director Wendy Francis hosted a panel of experts and state parliamentarians to discuss Australia’s crisis in child well being. The night was a great success with around 100 people in attendance and highly knowledgeable and experienced guest speakers, including Queensland’s state opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.…

ACL 5th June 2014

    5 June 2014 The last few days ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton has been in Darwin meeting parliamentarians advocating for the Swedish approach to prostitution reform. Read his blog piece from the Top End. This week Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has instructed Australia’s Ambassador to Sudan to raise Meriam Ibrahim’s case with the…

ACL 12th June 2014

  12 June 2014   A Senate inquiry is calling for people to make a submission into recognising overseas same-sex marriages. ACL’s MD Lyle Shelton writes about the issue in his blog post this week. You can sign a submission opposing the bill on http://preservingmarriage.acl.org.au/ This week in Perth, around 700 people braved the cold to walk and…

ACL 8th May 2014

8 May 2014 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…

ACL 10th April 2014

If you can’t view this email correctly, it can be viewed on the web here.       10 April 2014 This week ACL has urged the Queensland Government to take action on outdoor advertising after another slogan from Campervan company Wicked Campers. See our Media Release. It was only last week the Queensland Parliament…

ACL 17th April 2014

17 April 2014 You may have heard the news that former Senator Brian Harradine passed away earlier this week. He is Australia’s longest serving independent senator in the history of Australia’s federation ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton reflects on his years of service in his blog piece this week. (Lyle Shelton and local supporters will…