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Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

South Australian MP Rebekha Sharkie has threatened to take legal action against the Australian Christian Lobby over their political flyers that depict her as being against churches. The member for Mayo said the ACL has used an mage which she owns the copyright on without asking her permission. In a letter sent to the religious […]

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Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda

Senator Amanda Stoker has laid out her thoughts on how the government will approach the proposed Religious Discrimination Act if reelected next week, saying it was hugely disappointing members of her own party voted against the legislation earlier this year. “It was hugely disappointing.” Senator Stoker said during an online interview with the Australian Christian […]

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Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Tasmanian LGBTIQ equality advocates say their focus during the federal election will be to protect the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act from being weakened by Canberra, as well as appropriate funding for LGBTIQ mental health services. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome (pictured), said while the Religious Discrimination Bill had been shelved, Tasmanians would be looking for guarantees […]

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Australian Christian Lobby to target moderate Liberals at election

Australian Christian Lobby to target moderate Liberals at election

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has announced it will target moderate Liberals who crossed the floor and voted against the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. ACL Managing Director Martyn Iles said that while the lobby group’s campaign may drive votes towards parties that even less aligned with his organisation’s values, it was part of a […]

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ACL says Andrews government has ‘declared war on faith communities’

ACL says Andrews government has ‘declared war on faith communities’

The Australian Christian Lobby says the Andrews government has “declared war on faith communities” with the passage of it’s amendments to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act. The group’s Victoria Coordinator Jasmine Yuen says “the Religious Exceptions legislation threatens the very existence of a religion and its institutions.” In a post to the group’s website Yuen accuses the […]

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ACL says it may withdraw support for Religious Discrimination bill

ACL says it may withdraw support for Religious Discrimination bill

The Australian Christian Lobby has threatened to withdraw its support for the Religious Discrimination bill after the Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed to ensure protections for LGBTIQA+ students would be fast tracked. In order to win the support of four moderate Liberals who had expressed concern about provisions in the Sex Discrimination which allow religious […]

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ACL says Religious Discrimination bill needed because of marriage equality

ACL says Religious Discrimination bill needed because of marriage equality

The Australian Christian Lobby has indicated that it will be campaigning for many of the provisions dropped from the latest version of the Religious Freedom Bill to be added back in before it is passed by the senate. Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the third version of the bill to the public yesterday and it […]

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The Australian Christian Lobby got JobKeeper but their revenue went up

The Australian Christian Lobby got JobKeeper but their revenue went up

The Australian Christian Lobby received $138,000 from the government’s JobKeeper scheme despite their income increasing during the period the support funds were on offer. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that the Christian Lobby group is one of a number of industry groups, political lobbying bodies and thinktanks that claimed the payment when their revenue didn’t fall […]

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Australian Christian Lobby faces more protests as it tours the country

Australian Christian Lobby faces more protests as it tours the country

The Australian Christian Lobby has faced more protests this week as it wrapped up it tour regional centres in Western Australia and headed to Tasmania. Following a peaceful protest at the group’s Perth event, ACL leader Martyn Iles faced more protesters when he delivered his The Truth Of It talk in Bunbury earlier this week. Cassandra Hymers, […]

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Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

A small group of protesters from the LGBTIQA+ communities gathered outside RAC Arena on Saturday night as thousands of Western Australians flocked to The Truth Of It, a presentation from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The presentation sees Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director, answering questions about faith, politics and morality. Sharing the name […]

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