So long and thanks for all the fish
By Anna Winter on June 13, 2013
When the first female prime minister of the country makes abortion an explicit topic for debate, surely we can take a moment to acknowledge what a big deal that is.
Posted in Feminism, Politics, Politics of the Election, Women | Tagged abortion, campaigning, conscience votes, elections, Federal Election 2013, freedom, health care, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, women for gillard | 108 Responses
By Anna Winter on January 18, 2012
Because apparently the best way to counter simplistic, misguided arguments is by making different simplistic, misguided arguments.
By Paul Norton on July 2, 2010
Tegan Leach and Sergei Brennan will soon be in court facing charges under Queensland’s barbarous abortion laws, which our self-described pro-choice feminist Premier lacks the bottle to even attempt to repeal. I have decided that the campaign to acquit Tegan […]
By Mark Bahnisch on June 15, 2009
In the wake of the unnecessary firesale of state assets, the Bligh government has continued down its merry path of trashing Labor policy. Last week we had the refusal to take any action over the charges laid against a 19 […]
Posted in Government, Policy, Queensland, State & Territory Elections | Tagged abortion, ALP, Bligh government, budget, GFC, infrastructure, privatisation, QR, Queensland election 2009, Queensland Labor, unions | 54 Responses
By Robert Merkel on June 2, 2009
A month ago, a Cairns woman and her partner faced the Magistrates’ Court after being charged with procuring an abortion. Abortion is generally legal in Queensland under similar case law to that in other states, but the charges were prompted […]
By Robert Merkel on October 12, 2008
Finally, Victoria’s abortion laws make explicit the clinical practice of the past several decades, with the passing of the legislation in the Upper House on Friday.
By Robert Merkel on September 24, 2008
As noted, the Victorian abortion law reform bill has sailed through the (lower) house, and Archbishop Dennis Hart is throwing a massive tanty about it: CATHOLIC hospitals might close their maternity and emergency departments if a proposed new abortion law […]
By Robert Merkel on August 25, 2008
A couple of comments on the thread about reforms to Victoria’s abortion laws suggested that it’s likely to come down to a few votes in the Legislative Council (the state Upper House). If so, success in passing the legislation is […]