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‘Off the Cuff’ with 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 led the ‘No’ campaign during Australia’s 2017 same-sex marriage survey debate. In February 2018, he resigned from ACL to join the Australian Conservatives as federal communications director. 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 …