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Australian Christian Lobby wants more protections in religious legislation

Australian Christian Lobby wants more protections in religious legislation

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed the government’s release of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review but says the proposals put forward by Prime Minister Scott Morrison do not go far enough. Yesterday the Prime Minister finally released the report that was delivered to government back in May. Scott Morrison announced that the government would move […]

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Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz says laws should change to allow surrogacy discrimination

Peter Abetz from the Australian Christian Lobby says WA’s laws which currently allow single women access to surrogacy were unintentionally created, and has called for federal anti-discrimination laws to be amended to stop single men and same-sex male couples gaining access to surrogacy. Speaking on the Australian Christian Lobby’s Voice for Values video blog, the […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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Australian Christian Lobby defends LGBTI conversion therapy

Australian Christian Lobby defends LGBTI conversion therapy

The Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby says ‘LGBTI conversion therapy’ is an Orwellian phrase designed to mislead people. “It is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse.” Iles said in an article titled They Want Your Children which was posted on the organisation’s website. Iles, who took over […]

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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Australian Christian Lobby welcomes supporter with a history of vilification

Australian Christian Lobby welcomes supporter with a history of vilification

John Christopher Sunol has never held back on his views about LGBTI people. The former taxi driver has been found to have vilified and victimised homosexual people on several occasions. This week the blogger posted to his Twitter account news that he joined the Australian Christian Lobby. The ACL highlighted Sunol joining the organisation, retweeting […]

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Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Sportsman Israel Folau met with Rugby bosses yesterday to discuss the recent furor over his social media post that proclaimed gay people will go to “hell” unless they “repent” for their sins. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Andrew Hore, the CEO of Folau’s team the New South Wales Waratahs, met with the player […]

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Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

Northern Territory government confirm Safe Schools funding

The Northern Territory’s Labor government have confirmed they will continue to fund the Safe Schools anti-bullying program after funding was cut off from Canberra last year. The Australian has reported that over 150 public schools have been informed that the program will continue with funding from the Northern Territory Department of Education. The anti-bullying program, […]

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Tom Ballard visits the ACL National Conference

Tom Ballard visits the ACL National Conference

Tom Ballard’s new nightly comedy show Tonightly seems to be finding its feet. The first few episodes last week felt a little uneven, but now the comedians daily look at the news cycle seems to be hitting its stride. Recently the show featured a humorous segment where Ballard dropped by the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference. Ballard […]

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Lyle Shelton: Paterson bill has the minimum level of protection required

Lyle Shelton: Paterson bill has the minimum level of protection required

Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby and the leading spokesman for the ‘No’ campaign, has congratulated the Equality campaign for their decisive win in the marriage debate. The long term opponent of marriage equality says the next step is for parliament to introduce legislation that provides adequate protections for those opposed […]

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