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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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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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Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel have announced they stand with a growing number of local LGBTQIA+ groups in their opposition to the Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) attempts to host events around Western Australia. This week it was revealed that Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) have rejected applications from the ACL, who seek venues for their leader Martyn Iles’ The Truth Of […]

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Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

LGBTI rights group just.equal Australia have backed the claim from University of Queensland freedom of speech expert, Professor Katharine Gelber, that the WA Government is taking the wrong approach to the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). Professor Gerber (pictured above) says the disagreement between the political lobby group and the state government is the result of […]

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Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Evangelical church pastor Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan. “I want to implore all Australians to stand in this time for freedom of speech.” Reverend Court said in a video posted to the Victory Life Centre’s YouTube page. The former tennis champion turned preacher said the […]

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Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Western Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have announced their support for the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) over their decision not to allow the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) to make use of their venues. It was revealed this week that the PTT had denied the ACL’s attempt to book the Albany Entertainment Centre this August as part of […]

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