Be part of a brand new day for churches, society and politicians.
Help restore Truth, justice & humility in our hearts and nation.
The Church And State Summit is 2 days of the teaching most people only dream of hearing in their church on Sundays – what does God say about the important public issues being hotly debated? We are bombarded with dogmatic beliefs from politicians, “journalists” and activists, but is Scripture really silent or vague on such ideas?
The highest calibre speakers from around our nation and the world gather to equip you with knowledge and understanding of the authority and wisdom of Scripture, as well as the lessons taught by history. You will be provoked to think outside your comfort zone, and refreshed by generous time for fellowship with faithful believers.
If you are serious about loving your neighbour and seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, you must not miss the 7th annual Australian Church And State Summit.
Register before 2024 to get the earlybird discount of 25% for you and your friends!
Church And State Summit Speakers
We have 30 speakers confirmed for CAS24, and they all bring their rich experience & wisdom to help equip & inspire you.
Fr Calvin Robinson
is regularly cancelled for his honesty and is the host of "Common Sense Crusade". He is a political adviser, TV/radio presenter, & conservative commentator in England. He boldly preaches Truth to his nation & warning the Church of doctrinal rot in its ranks.
He writes for The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Spiked, and First Things, and has also been a gaming journalist and taught computer science in secondary schools.
Live via video from London.
Sen Ralph Babet
The son of a Mauritian migrant family and a successful real etstate business owner, Senator Ralph Babet became a political candidate to do something about the erosion of freedom.
Sen Babet campaigns for free enterprise, for fiscal responsibility, for individual freedom and for transparency and he is one of only a few elected members to have taken a strong stand for the rights of children. He’s a conviction politician who has taken a firm position against the woke agenda.
Avi Yemini grew up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish home, and was kicked out at age 13. At 19, Avi volunteered to join the Israel Defence Force to kick addiction and do something meaningful with his life.
After serving almost 3 years in Gaza, Avi returned to Australia to start a chain of popular IDF self-defence gyms. But in 2016, Avi saw the Lying Harlot Media "reporting" on Israel with a clear bias that betrayed the facts. He sold his gyms and began a journey into independent journalism.
Dr Kevin Donnelly AM
Kevin Donnelly is one of Australia’s leading conservative public intellectuals and cultural warriors. Kevin has engaged in the battle of ideas against the cultural-left’s long march through the institutions since first warning about the dangers of political correctness in 1992.
Kevin argues for what T.S. Eliot describes as the "preservation of learning, for the pursuit of truth, and in so far as men are capable of it, the attainment of wisdom."
Dr Stephen Chavura
An audience favourite at many CAS events, Dr Stephen Chavura is highly regarded for his excellent research and fearless Truth-telling. Stephen has (co)written three books and written many articles for The Australian and the Spectator Australia.
He researches and teaches the history of Western civilisation and is Senior Lecturer in history at Campion College, Sydney – Australia’s first liberal arts college. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in the history of early-modern English political thought.
The founder & national director of the peak family advocacy organisation, Family First New Zealand, Bob McCoskrie is a seasoned campaigner for cultural and political reformation. Bob's background is in education, youth social work, and talkback radio.
Concerned with research and education, Family First NZ offers Kiwi families a strong voice for their concerns about marriage breakdown, media standards, freedom, and the many dangerous beliefs imposed by wokeism.
After some years abroad since departing Australia, Michelle has been shocked to witness the rapid march of Leftism here in that time, and is determined to help lead a Christ-centred political reformation.
Australia’s most significant, Christian voice into parliaments around the nation is ACL, and Michelle Pearse is its CEO. Including more members than the combined major parties, ACL can help turn election outcomes in electorates where MPs don’t enjoy a comfortable popularity.
Kenneth "Difff" Crowther worked in education for fifteen years including as Head of Liberal Arts Implementation. Among other pursuits, he is the founding executive of St John Henry Newman College in formation, a classical Catholic school planned for Brisbane.
He lives on a small off-grid farm with his wife who home-educates their four young daughters. He also hosts three podcasts including ‘Educating Humans’, about classical education, and ‘Chiron’, a podcast about the history of bad ideas and how they’ve shaped our world today.
is a successful author and was appointed the National Director of Youth for Christ Australia in 2015.
Cindy met her husband, Rod, in the Australian Army where she served our nation as a theatre nurse. Together they went on to serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators for twelve years, raising five children on the mission field.
After further studies in history, anthropology & development, she has a honed passion for culture, politics and social reformation.
was born Zsuzsanna Kalmar in Budapest in 1942, and survived the Holocaust of Hungarian Jews, escaping a regional ghetto & repeatedly cheating death during the German occupation of Hungary in 1944, the siege of Budapest, and the Russian annexation of Hungary in 1945.
Still fighting fit at 81, Suzi works to educate school students and community groups about Holocaust history. Her memoir, The Courage to Care, includes a deportation list to Auschwitz with her name on it.
Dr Terry Harding
has a Masters degree and a PhD in Education from the Queensland University of Technology. He has 15 years experience teaching in Christian schools, has been principle of 5 Christian schools, and has managed both Christian home education and distance education.
Terry has been the Manager of ACHS (Australian Christian Home Schooling), the oldest and largest provider of home schooling support in Australia, since 2008.
Rev Mark Leach
was born in a village in Zambia to a mercenary diamond smuggler and a Jewish holocaust survivor. He trained as a doctor in South Africa, moved to Sydney and studied Philosophy and Theology, and is now an Anglican Minister, a business and leadership consultant, and a Board Member for International Justice Mission.
He notably stood alone, bravely draped in the Israeli National Flag, in the face of a genocidal mob of pro-Hamas protestors - just two days after the barbaric invasion of Israel by terrorist & civilian Gazans.
John Steenhoff Esq.
is the Managing Director and principal lawyer at the Human Rights Law Alliance. Since commencing as a law firm in 2019, HRLA has provided legal advocacy and advice to people who are under attack for living out their faith and convictions in public.
Previously, John led the corporate & commercial practice at Steenhof Brothers together with his brother Simon Steenhof. During that time, he built up a strong practice in commercial law, business sales & purchases, domestic & international contracting, & property law.
Dr John Fleming
is a high profile Australian priest and bioethicist, and was the founding president of Campion College. Originally Anglican, he married & had three children before being ordained as a Roman Catholic in 1995.
His PhD in philosophy and bioethics at Griffith University was earned with a doctoral thesis titled, "Human rights and natural law: an analysis of the consensus gentium and its implications for bioethics".
He is author of "Supreme Injustice: Guilty until proven not Catholic?"
Amanda graduated from the University of Adelaide with a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology. After 11 years in Therapeutic Dietetics she then became a home educator for 17 years.
Amanda was involved in the successful campaign to defeat decriminalisation of prostitution in SA in 2019. In 2020 she founded and is now the president of Women Ending Exploitation by Prostitution (WEEP). She now works to support prostitution survivors and advocates for prostitution law reform.
Professor James Allan
holds the oldest named chair at The University of Queensland. He spent 11 years teaching law at the University of Otago (NZ) and lectured law in Hong Kong. He is a native born Canadian who practised law in a large Toronto law firm and at the Bar in London before shifting to teaching law.
James also writes widely for journals including The Australian, The Spectator Australia and Quadrant. Professor Allan is opposed to bills of rights; & is actively involved in stopping an Australian one.
Prof Augusto Zimmermann
is Professor of Law at the Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, Perth & Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a former Law Reform Commissioner for Western Australian (2012-2017).
He is a fierce advocate of the Rule of Law and the author of many books on law, culture and politics, including The Unlucky Country, Deconstructing ScoMo: Critical Reflections on Australia’s 30th Prime Minister; and Wokeshevism: Critical Theories and the Tyrant Left.
is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute for Progress. He is also the Chief Editor of On Line Opinion which he founded in 1999. Graham is a pollster & political consultant, & conducts regular polls of public opinion of Aussie politics.
Graham writes for The Australian & the Australian Financial Review. He was Vice President and Campaign Chairman of the Queensland Liberal Party between 1994 and 1997, and is an acknowledged expert in political campaigning.
served four terms as the increasingly popular Federal Member for Dawson (Qld). He’s also had a career as a local councillor, newspaper publisher and journalist, and now edits one of Australia’s most subscribed daily, political newsletters, Nation First.
He is continuing as a fearless campaigner for real justice and God-given freedoms, against tyranny and globalism, through his work as National Director of CitizenGO.
Rev Dr Mark Robinson MP
is a former atheist with a science degree majoring in marine biology and zoology from James Cook University.
Mark is an ordained Minister and a currently serving Member of Parliament widely respected for his advocacy of justice issues despite risks to his career and fierce campaign opposition from radical leftists such as GetUp. First elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2009, he is retiring from Parliament at the October 2024 election.
is an award-winning documentary director, author of Good People Break Bad Laws and was one of Australia’s first independent journalists having started his YouTube channel back in the dark ages of 2009.
By far his proudest professional achievements are defeating the two criminal charges he was awarded by Victoria Police for his role in standing up for human rights during Premier Dan Andrews’ draconian Covid lockdowns.
is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and campaigner. Wendy is currently serving ACL as the National Director, Politics. She has held managerial positions at Griffith University and Queensland Baptists, and has published four childrens's books.
Wendy is a Director and Board Member of Samaritans Purse Australia & travelled to countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh & Cambodia to oversee projects which seek to rescue women & children from sex slavery.
planted and had pastored Southland Church, Adelaide, for 27 years when he accepted the invitation to become the State Political Director for QLD/NSW/ACT at the Australian Christian Lobby.
A mentor to pastors, business leaders and church planters, Rob knows what it takes to promote the unity of the Body of Christ, maintain the priority of the Gospel and equip Christians to understand and engage on the important public issues being debated.
is founder of City Women & City Free from Porn. She is author of Still Fighting for our Daughters & the Disruptive Women Series. She speaks internationally & nationally encouraging women to disrupt darkness with the light & hope of Jesus.
She's a regular visitor to Fiji where she works with and advocates for better outcomes for that nation's women, many of whom are victims of abuse and survivors of prostitution.
is ACL's Director of Policy & Research, a barrister, and a founder of the Wilberforce Foundation, a think tank which advocates for the preservation of common law rights and freedoms. He successfully represented a street preacher against the City of Launceston in the Federal Court, and was counsel for Reverend Campbell Markham and the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in the discrimination case they faced in Hobart.
has an Economics degree from the University of Queensland & is campus coordinator with the Institute of Public Affairs' Generation Liberty program. He advocates for greater youth participation in our political institutions.
Involved in conservative activism since 2016, Barclay has worked for state and federal MPs. He's a regular contributor to the Spectator Australia, Quadrant Magazine and TNT Radio where he combines his research into tax reform with a pro-family approach to public policy.
is a mum and home educator to four children, a primary school teacher & a willing volunteer in areas that God leads.
Rebecca coordinates a weekly home education co-op, is the Qld co-ordinator for WEEP and ACL’s Local Area Leader in Longman. She has also been a local branch secretary for a major party for many years.
Rebecca believes in using the gifts & opportunities God gives each of us to serve Him & love our neighbours.
Natacha Figueiredo is a wife, mother to three teenagers and part time educator to children with special needs. With studies in both education and intercultural studies, she has spent thirty years travelling widely, working with children as a nanny, an English as a second language teacher, a high school English tutor, and most importantly a homeschool Mum.
Natacha has a passion for education and motivating people to educate children well, and to foster a culture of excellence within the family.
is an "ordinary" mother of children aged 3 to 23 from the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Rachel obeyed God without knowing His purpose and joined the governing council (P&C) at the local school. She discovered inappropriate content being taught to primary and secondary school students.
Rachel encountered lots of bureaucratic resistance to her concern, but she became all the more insistent and effective in advocating for children in the public schooling system.
founded Church And State in 2016 to be part of the solution to the large gap in knowledge amongst many church-going Christians about the Biblical basis for political involvement. He brings this ministry to capital cities, regional & rural communities to equip believers for their role in democracy.
CAS24 Theme • “Reformation”
There are many ways various people have speculated or insisted politics in Australia needs to be fixed. But without a reform of the hearts of voters, no change will long last.
By 1901 the overwhelming majority of Australians and politicians had voted to adopt the constitution, including the words in the preamble through which all subsequent laws must be interpreted, “Humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God.“
Political reformation in our parliaments looks like politicians who don’t consider themselves the highest authority in the universe, but who return to humble reliance on God.
Before we can reform the politicians, voters must reform to also adopt such humility before Almighty God, and subsequent elections can result in politicians who reflect positive cultural reformation.
But there is little chance of reforming culture while increasingly faithless Christians and congregations and some denominations leaders rush to the opposite of spiritual reformation: doctrinal liberalism, aka progressivism, aka wokeism.
We need God.
God’s ways and thoughts are higher than any human’s; and if we pray as Jesus did, “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” then we must always pursue REFORMATION.
“So many wonderful speakers with great teaching, wisdom and words of encouragement. The prayer and worship was so revitalising and of great comfort during these difficult times.”
“It was my first time attending a conference such as this and it was well beyond my expectations. Encouraging, enlightening, educational – the speakers were incredible. Thank you so much. I can’t wait for the next one.”
“I joined the livestream & had the most wonderful day listening to your inspiring speakers. This was the first time I had heard of or attended a Church and State conference and I loved it. I hope to buy a copy to own.”
“I was there, an experience I will never forget. The angels were worshipping with us. Speakers were excellent, awake to all that is happening in our nation. Jesus was glorified throughout the whole day and evening.”
“My family thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the insights and expertise of every speaker. It was such a feast for our souls and a truly blessed way to spend a Saturday. We hope to get along in person next time.”
The Senders’ Dinner
This special event is held on Saturday night after the conclusion of the Summit sessions. Following some refreshments and conversation in the atrium with a delightful string quartet, dinner guests enjoy a sumptuous, 3 course meal with most of the CAS24 speakers and sponsors.
The speakers do not have a private table. They sit with you, spread around the room and change tables between courses. You can dine and converse at length with multiple speakers and ask them anything off the record!
Senders’ Dinner tickets this year are only $110, but are invitation only – for “Senders” – the generous supporters of Church And State, The Good Sauce or Dave Pellowe who give at least $20 monthly. There are no contracts or minimum terms – just appreciation for the investment people like you make to send this ministry around Australia and the internet.
To become a Sender and receive your unique member code so you can see these exclusive tickets, click here.