ALP - Don Brown

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*Has signed a pledge to allow abortion at any stage of any pregnancy

Reference: http://www.fairagenda.org/qld_candidate_pledge

 

Answer

The Australian Labor Party have not supplied responses to the questions so these responses have been referenced from Australian Labor Parties policy platform here: https://www.queenslandlabor.org/labor/2017-policy-platform/

 

1 – SEX AND GENDER THEORY EDUCATION

From ALP party platform document -

Labor will invest in professional development, training and ongoing support for school principals, teachers and support staff so that they can support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning students and create more inclusive and supportive school environments.

 

2 – ABORTION

From ALP party platform document -

Labor has prioritised reproductive justice for Queenslanders by referring the issue of modernising Queensland’s laws relating to termination of pregnancy to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

Labor believes that all people should be free to make their own reproductive and sexual health choices for their own bodies.

Labor will actively pursue the decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy in Queensland and will amend the law so that all legal distinctions between termination of pregnancy and other medical procedures are abolished by repealing sections 224, 225 and 226 of the

Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) within the next term of government.

 

3 – EUTHANASIA

From ALP party platform document -

Labor believes that voluntary euthanasia and assisted dying, in addition to comprehensive palliative care options, should be legally available as an option for a person of sound mind suffering from a terminal illness that has diminished their quality of life to the extent that the person requests termination of their life. Labor supports a conscience vote on the question of voluntary euthanasia and assisted dying consistent with the 1996 decision of the National Executive.

 

4 – OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

No answer.

 

5 – PROSTITUTION

No answer.

 

6 – HUMAN RIGHTS BILL

Labor will introduce a Human Rights Act for Queensland based on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).

 

7 – CHILD SAFETY – FOSTER SYSTEM

From ALP party platform document -

The Queensland Labor Government has delivered significant funding to reform child and family support services that assist parents and families with the right service at the right time, including:

- establishing a two-year trial to deliver universal parenting support programs for all Queensland parents

- the expansion and integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family support and child protection services, including funding a peak body to plan and develop the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled agencies to provide family services

- restoring vital frontline and frontline support child safety jobs

- increasing funding for intensive family support services

- committing funding for the establishment of 20 Family and Child Connect services across Queensland

- committing funding for the establishment of family wellbeing centres which will assist approximately 6 000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland

- establishing the Empowering Families Innovation Fund – aimed at generating innovative, community led ideas for keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families together

- introducing amendments to the Adoption Act 2009 (Qld) which will enable same sex couples, singles and people undergoing fertility treatment to adopt.