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ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby has shared her thoughts on teaching children about consent, saying the government’s approach is fundamentally flawed. The ACL spokesperson says promoting abstinence should be at the centre of sex education, and claims there is a global conspiracy to remove the age of consent, accusing LGBTI groups of being […]

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Lyle Shelton to replace retiring Fred Nile in New South Wales parliament

Lyle Shelton to replace retiring Fred Nile in New South Wales parliament

Reverend Fred Nile, the leader of the Christian Democrats, has announced he’ll be retiring from the New South Wales parliament after forty years, and he’s nominating Lyle Shelton to be his replacement. Shelton, the former head of the Australian Christian Lobby and leader of the No campaign against marriage equality, previously unsuccessfully ran for a […]

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Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has a clear message for Martyn Iles, the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. “I have no intention of repenting being gay,” the Liberal member for North Sydney said during his appearance on the ABC’s Q+A program on Thursday night. The declaration came as Iles, the Managing Director of the […]

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On This Gay Day: In 2012 local activist Isabelle Lake passed away

Remembering Isabelle Lake Isabelle Lake is remembered for her passionate advocacy for the rights of transgender people in Western Australia. Following her death at the age of just 21 she became the first transgender woman to be inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lake, an LGBT activist, passed away on 28th February 2012 […]

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ACL boss Martyn Iles lists his grievances with Dan Andrews government

ACL boss Martyn Iles lists his grievances with Dan Andrews government

Martyn Iles, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby has labeled the legislation that banned conversion therapy practices in Victoria as the “worst legislation of its kind in the world”. While survivors of the practice have described the Victorian laws as a “gold standard” that other states should be aspiring to, Iles describes it […]

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Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who is now the WA director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), says the McGowan Labor Government is considering introducing legislation to ban conversion therapy. “The McGowan government is seriously considering introducing legislation based on Victoria’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020, which passed its final hurdle in the […]

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Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

Victoria’s conversion therapy ban likely to pass upper house

A ban on LGBTQ+ conversion practices is one step closer in Victoria, with a bill set to pass through the state’s upper house with support from crossbench MPs. The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill passed the lower house on its final sitting day in December 2020, with all 55 MPs in the chamber voting […]

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Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

A Queensland judge has granted permission for a transgender child to access puberty blockers without the consent of both parents. The landmark ruling will allow the 13 year old to access puberty blockers, and will overrule a previous ruling that both parents must give permission for the medical treatment to commence. The court heard that […]

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Police slam Lyle Shelton after Twitter brag about crossing border

Police slam Lyle Shelton after Twitter brag about crossing border

Former Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton has been slammed by Queensland Police after he tweeted about crossing the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The prominent anti-LGBTQIA+ advocate posted images to Twitter on Saturday 2nd January, claiming to have made a “sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP virus police.” […]

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Martyn Iles says Victoria’s conversion therapy ban is ‘insane’ and ‘evil’

Martyn Iles says Victoria’s conversion therapy ban is ‘insane’ and ‘evil’

Warning: This story contains information about conversion therapy and blunt descriptions of transitioning gender. The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) is not holding back on his disdain for the proposed legislation in Victoria that will ban conversion therapy practices, calling it an “insane” and “evil” piece of legislation. In his latest video blog […]

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