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‘Off the Cuff’ with ACL Managing Director, Lyle Shelton

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — A journalist by profession, Lyle Shelton initially worked in rural journalism as a roving reporter in Queensland and then Victoria. In 2000, Lyle was elected to Toowoomba City Council. He was re-elected in 2004 and unsuccessfully contested the 2006 Queensland state election. After a short stint as a political adviser in federal politics, Lyle was appointed in 2007 as Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby, based in Canberra. He served in this role for six years before being appointed Managing Director in May 2013. He chatted to JournoNews. My secret pleasure is … red wine My first job was … shovelling chook manure My most annoying habits are … singing in the presence of others A clear childhood memory is … sitting on my dad’s lap while attempting to steer the tractor What makes me nervous is … speaking to people who do not agree with my values The best advice my parents gave me was … it doesn’t matter how poor you are, you can always keep your shoes …

Wendy Francis

‘Off the Cuff’ with Wendy Francis

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — Wendy Francis has many strings to her bow. She is Queensland Director of the Australian Christian Lobby and is the ACL spokesperson for the rights of children and women. She is also a tireless campaigner against sexual exploitation. Professional experience includes managerial positions at Griffith University and Queensland Baptists. She was also Executive Producer of the Lord Mayor’s Carols in Brisbane for eight years. In addition, Wendy is a Director and Board Member of Samaritan’s Purse Australia and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a board member of Queensland Family Council, the Queensland Alliance for Kids and the Australian Marriage Forum. Wendy regularly travels to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Cambodia to oversee projects which seek to rescue women and children from sex slavery and to work on literacy projects amongst rural women. Her husband, Peter Francis, is Vice-Principal of Malyon College in Brisbane. They have been married for 36 years, have three married children and ten grandchildren. She chatted to JournoNews. My secret pleasure is … I’m actually really good at keeping secrets! My first …