Lyle Shelton

Lyle Shelton is National Director of the Family First Party. He started his career as a rural journalist before being elected as a member of the Toowoomba City Council and serving the Australian Christian Lobby for 10 years, half of that decade as ACL's Managing Director. He was a Director and spokesman for the Coalition for Marriage during the 2017 postal survey campaign which resulted in the legal undefinition of marriage. He also blogs here.

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Fix the family, fix crime

Fix the family, fix crime

Repairing, as best we can, the epidemic of broken homes should be part of youth crime prevention strategies. While no family is perfect, encouraging the conditions in which families can thrive will lessen the incidence of fatherless homes - a known factor in youth...

Gas shortage warning a politician-induced shame

Gas shortage warning a politician-induced shame

Politicians who can’t keep the gas up to our cooktops and the lights on in our homes need to be replaced. Not only is supply of such necessities in doubt, but the cost is also through the roof. It’s hard to fathom how a resource-rich nation has...

Another Coalition MP comes to Family First on energy policy

Another Coalition MP comes to Family First on energy policy

A second coalition MP has broken ranks and declared Australians are not being told the truth about the impact on cost of living of net zero policies.Renee Heath was the only Coalition MP to sit out a vote on accelerating economically harmful net zero targets that...

Hate rant at Lakemba Mosque

Hate rant at Lakemba Mosque

Is Islam a "religion of peace"? Since the October 7 atrocities committed by Hamas Islamic radicals against Israelis, Islamic hate preachers in Western Sydney keep popping up. The latest is Imam Abdul Salam Zoud, a member of the Australian National...

Qld Labor allows nurses to prescribe chemical abortions

Qld Labor allows nurses to prescribe chemical abortions

Queensland Labor last night defied medical advice and legislated so nurses can provide chemicals to mothers to kill their unborn babies. The Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association said the new laws allowing registered nurses to...

Court ruling underscores need for covid royal commission

Court ruling underscores need for covid royal commission

In a landmark ruling this week, the Queensland Supreme Court declared that COVID-19 vaccine mandates for frontline workers, specifically Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff, breached certain aspects of human rights laws....

Not just Jews, antisemitism threatens everyone

Not just Jews, antisemitism threatens everyone

Family First is deeply concerned at antisemitism rising in Australia.The party is pleased to support initiatives like the “Antisemitism is Un-Australian” rallies and SA Chair Deepa Mathew is speaking at the Adelaide event on March 3.The Sydney rally last Sunday...