The Australian Christian Lobby commends the Queensland government for today postponing their planned euthanasia legislation until after the October election, and for committing more funding for palliative care. The Palaszczcuk Government today referred the issue to the Law Reform Commission for a report by March 2021.
“The ACL is very concerned that the Australian Labor Party remains committed to introducing assisted suicide, should they be re-elected,” ACL Queensland director Wendy Francis said.
“Labor has a contradictory stance between suicide prevention and assisted suicide. This month thousands of Queenslanders called on the Premier and the Opposition Leader to reject assisted suicide laws, and instead, provide access to world-class palliative care for every Queenslander.
”The ACL is grateful that Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has committed to ‘allocate more resources to caring for the terminally ill and their families’ and that the LNP believes the government’s ‘priority should be on ensuring the highest standards of palliative care and end of life health conversations.’
“Today’s government announcement is a credit to the ACL supporters and many others who voiced their concern to the Premier about Labor’s policy on this major October election issue.”