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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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...

How the Liberals became a nemesis for families and freedom

How the Liberals became a nemesis for families and freedom

The ABC’s documentary series Nemesis has further exposed how ugly and broken our politics is.The examination of the Coalition’s years in power under three Prime Ministers – Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison – exposes a toxic culture and on-going civil...

Euthanasia for children recommended

Euthanasia for children recommended

The ACT Human Rights Commission wants children to access euthanasia. I kid you not. This radical and dangerous recommendation is in a submission from the taxpayer-funded commission to a parliamentary inquiry that is looking into Labor-Greens...

Coles leads Australia Day fight back

Coles leads Australia Day fight back

Well done Coles Supermarkets for pushing back on the anti-Australia pile-on that has come to surround our national day. Could this be the start of woke corporates re-joining “team Australia”? Coles announced this week it would continue to stock...

Another delay for religious freedom bill

Another delay for religious freedom bill

It’s been more than six years since Liberal and Labor promised protections for freedom of religion after this fundamental human right was smashed by the re-definition of marriage in law. Pressure on faith-based schools, churches,...

Gender affirmation loses support from RANZCP

Gender affirmation loses support from RANZCP

In a move that could put psychiatrists in trouble with the law, their peak body this week became the first to refuse to recognise the so-called gender-affirming model of treatment for children confused about their gender. The...

Time to put families first in Queensland

Time to put families first in Queensland

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s nine-year tenure as Queensland Premier saw damaging social and economic policy, the consequences of which will continue to play out. Legislating for the killing of unborn babies to birth and the destruction of...

Peter Dutton’s commitment to protect kids from porn

Peter Dutton’s commitment to protect kids from porn

In an era where children are routinely exposed to pornography online, it's heartening to see policymakers taking concrete steps to protect our youngest generation from the potential harms that lurk online. Peter Dutton's commitment...

Decline not inevitable as ARC tells a “better story”

Decline not inevitable as ARC tells a “better story”

It was a privilege to represent Family First at the inaugural ARC forum in London, England. Here are my reflections. The inaugural Alliance for Responsible Citizenship forum held in London this week repudiated the direction our politicians are leading us....

The massacre of innocents in Australia

The massacre of innocents in Australia

It is hard to fathom the barbarity of what occurred on October 7.Even now the full extent is still being uncovered, piece by bloody piece.What kind of people break into homes and massacre families in the most brutal of ways imaginable?The most heinous...