Meet Lyle

Lyle Shelton is National Director of the recently re-birthed Family First political party. His previous work history includes serving the Australian Christian Lobby for 10 years, five as managing director. For more than 20 years he has been a keen participant in Australia’s culture wars first as an elected member of the Toowoomba City Council through to his present involvement in minor party politics. During the 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite he was a director and spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage. Lyle has written for The Australian, The Courier Mail, The ABC online, The Spectator online and has been a regular media commentator, appearing on Sky News, the ABC’s Q&A, Channel 7’s Sunrise, ABC News Breakfast and Channel 10’s The Project. Lyle’s book, I Kid You Not – Notes from 20 Years in the Trenches of the Culture Wars has sold 3400 copies. Lyle has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and was a former Group Commodities Editor for Rural Press Limited. He lives in Sydney with his wife Wendy. They have four adult children and one grandchild.