Blue Flower

Australian Christian Lobby
 
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4 December 2014

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This week saw Target stores bow to pressure from 43,000 concerned petitioners and pulled the video game: Grand Theft Auto V from it's stores, but more work needs to be done (See below).

We congratulate Minister Scott Morrison in his efforts to provide a safe haven for an additional 7500 refugees in Australia.

We take a look at the fallout from the Labor victory in the Victorian election.

God bless

The ACL Team

 

 

 

Grand Theft Outrage: women’s rights ‘a game’

Due to it's extreme violence towards women, ACL has called on the Classification Board to refuse classification for Grand Theft Auto V.

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Morrison makes room for 7500 refugees

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) congratulates Minister Scott Morrison and the Government on their proposed bill to increase Australia’s humanitarian intake and urges crossbench senators to support it.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer still inspires me

With our nation at a turning point, what lessons can we learn from the German theologian who stood up to evil?

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Senate floor
 

Senator Leyonhjelm is still missing the point

Last week Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm  introduced yet another bill to redefine marriage.

The Senator argues that his bill is different to those that have failed previously, and offers three reasons why the bill should be accepted...

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Applications open for ACL's 2015 Gap Week

Gap week is for Christian young people with an interest in politics, cultural engagement or public life.

If you are considering the Lachlan Macquarie Internship, or a future in politics, policy, media, law,or a similar field, then Gap Week is a perfect opportunity for you.

The program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, networks, character and foundations needed to bring Christ into these fields and make a lasting impact. It involves instruction from top thinkers and leaders, and community with like-minded believers.

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Labor wins in Victoria
 

Victorians vote for a change

The Labor Party led by Daniel Andrews has won the Victorian state election, defeating Premier Denis Napthine’s Coalition government after just one term in power.

ACL’s Victoria Director Dan Flynn talks about the result and discusses how ACL will continue to engage...

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If you are a postgraduate Christian and considering a career in public policy, law, media or politics, then the Lachlan Macquarie Internship will provide you the intellectual foundation, essential networks, and formative vision required to effectively engage faith and culture.

The course is a 3-month intensive, living in academic community with a range of top lecturers and dinners with prominent Australians.  Scholarships are provided for all successful applicants, and positions are now open for the Autumn 2015 intake.

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Amsterdam by night
 

What Queensland can learn about human trafficking from The Netherlands

A Queensland parliamentary committee has opened the door for a proper examination of successful prostitution policy being adopted by countries across the globe.

Canada this month was the latest to adopt the ‘Nordic model’, which bans men from purchasing women for sex.

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