The ACT Government has announced plans to mandatorily acquire Canberra’s Calvary
Hospital. So unprecedented is the move that the Labor-Greens ACT Government will
introduce new legislation to execute its decision.
The Catholic-owned hospital has been a strong advocate for the sanctity of human life by
conscientiously objecting to the provision of elective abortions and opposing the
introduction of assisted suicide in the ACT.
This authoritarian decision is reminiscent of a ‘Soviet style’ takeover of non-Government
assets. Clearly, the ACT Government has no tolerance for religious convictions that oppose
the will of the State.