Do you remember all those letters South Australians wrote to their State Coordinator, urging him not to use his Covid-19 emergency powers to change abortion law? Recently, South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer wrote:
"The current legislation on abortion was not specifically changed by the [Covid-19 Emergency] Response Act. Accordingly, the legislation governing pregnancy terminations remains as agreed by Parliament prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to not change the current legislation on abortion was influenced by the fact that there was no evidence that this core health service had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."
(emphasis, by ACL)
George Floyd’s death is a tragedy.
A police officer abused his power and a man died. The officer should be punished accordingly, and he has been.
With Labor yet to take a position on Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination bill, a Liberal victory in the seat would provide more certainty for the passage of the legislation, which seeks to ensure religious freedom is protected for all Australians.
This week is National Palliative Care Week.
The ACL team is very grateful to the amazing nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers who provide a level of care and professionalism that is almost unmatched anywhere else in the world.
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