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WA Health Minister voices his opposition to gay conversion therapies

WA Health Minister voices his opposition to gay conversion therapies

Western Australia’s Health Minister Roger Cook has restated his opposition to gay cure therapies and says people who come across professionals promoting counselling therapies should report them. The Health Minister made the comments in response to an online petition urging the federal government to introduce laws that outlaw conversion therapies. The Victorian government has already […]

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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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Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

Lyle Shelton to run for Queensland senate spot at next federal election

The Australian Conservatives have formally announced Lyle Shelton will lead their senate ticket at the next federal election. Shelton, who was previously the head of the Australian Christian Lobby and ran the failed campaign to stop marriage equality in Australia is currently the party’s Communications Director. Shelton said he hopes to enter federal politics to […]

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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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Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

The Victorian government has announced it will launch an investigation into gay conversion practices with the state’s health watchdog being given new powers to crackdown on the practice. Earlier this year the Victorian government passed new laws making it illegal to offer therapies or counselling that claim to be able to change a person’s sexuality. […]

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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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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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ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

ACL boss Lyle Shelton argues that religious beliefs need to be respected

Lyle Shelton, the Executive Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has said he would have no problem with a law which allowed people to discriminate against others because of their religious beliefs. In a fiery debate with long term LGBTI rights activist Rodney Croome, Shelton put forward the Coalition for Marriage’s view about religious protections […]

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