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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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Australian Christian Lobby: Religious Freedom Bill is ‘better than nothing’

Australian Christian Lobby: Religious Freedom Bill is ‘better than nothing’

The Australian Christian Lobby has described the Morrison government’s upcoming Religious Freedom Bill as “a better than nothing” approach. Wendy Francis, the lobby group’s National Political Director, has described the bill which is yet to be made public as still needing some improvement. “The Australian Christian Lobby believes that the government’s long-awaited Religious Discrimination Bill […]

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Concern government will push Religious Discrimination bill through

Concern government will push Religious Discrimination bill through

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation, Just.Equal Australia, has written to leading members of both major parties urging them to support a parliamentary inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill when it is introduced by Attorney-General, Michaelia Cash. The call comes in response to news reports that Senator Cash does not believe such an inquiry is necessary. Just.Equal […]

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Lyle Shelton no longer endorsed by Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile

Lyle Shelton no longer endorsed by Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile

Reports have emerged that former Australian Christian Lobby leader Lyle Shelton is no longer being endorsed by Reverend Fred Nile to take the reins of the Christian Democrat Party (CDP). Eternity News have reported that outgoing CDP leader and New South Wales MLC Nile has revoked his support for Shelton as the new leader. The […]

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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 met by protesters in Tasmania

Australian Christian Lobby met by protesters in Tasmania

Over sixty people gathered yesterday in Hobart to defend the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act from attacks by the Australian Christian Lobby. The group of LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and their allies gathered outside the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart where the ACL was conducting a meeting as part of its tour of the nation. Local community […]

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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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ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

  The WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Peter Abetz has labelled claims made by local LGBTIQA+ rights advocate Paul van Lieshout Hunt as false and defamatory. The former Pride WA President, and current co-chair of the City of Perth’s LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Advisory Group, released a media statement following peaceful protests outside the Australian […]

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