The largest petition in more than eight years was tabled today in the Queensland parliament.
With 39,261 signatures, it shows that an inordinately large number of Queenslanders are extremely concerned about Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill.Read more
Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill is likely to be in breach of the constitution, according to Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Queensland, Nicholas Aroney.Read more
Over 6,200 groups and individuals submitted their views regarding Jackie Trad’s radical abortion crusade to the Health Committee’s inquiry into the bill.Read more
New data shows that progressive abortion laws risk becoming eugenic in nature the Australian Christian Lobby said today.Read more
Queenslanders will be shocked to learn the Queensland Law Reform Commission report on termination of pregnancy laws states that in some circumstances doctors should be forced to perform abortions against their conscience.Read more
Proposed legislation by the Queensland government today to allow abortions on unborn children who can feel pain has been opposed by the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
While some pro-abortion advocates push the Queensland government to remove all restrictions on abortion in our State, a vigil to honour the women, men and children who have been harmed by abortion in Queensland was held last week, Thursday 12th July, outside one of Brisbane’s abortion clinics at 383 Wickham Terrace.Read more
All Queenslanders will be shocked by revelations in the Queensland Parliament yesterday that 27 Queensland babies were born alive and then left to die after failed late-term abortions.Read more
Because Queensland is the only State Parliament without the checks and balances of an Upper House, the Australian Christian Lobby is urging a ‘no’ vote at this weekend’s referendum on four year parliamentary terms.
ACL QLD Director Wendy Francis said while the ACL supports the concept of four-year terms, it did not support it in this case because of the unique unicameral or one-chamber parliament in Queensland.
“A government with four years and no scrutiny of its legislation by an Upper House will have too much power,” Ms Francis said.
“We are the only State without an Upper House to review laws or hold government’s to account. Our parliamentary committee system is meant to provide us with a level of scrutiny and questioning of government legislation and decisions but even this in its current form does not have sufficient authority.
“It is interesting to note that the Parliamentary Committee that recommended a move to four-year terms also recommended that this change be accompanied by a strengthening of the parliamentary committee system.
“Yet the Bill we will vote on does not even address the shortfalls in the current parliamentary committee process which were identified by the committee.
“The Westminster system is designed to have checks and balances on power. Queenslanders have used the three-year electoral cycle to achieve this but an unpopular government with a big majority and four year terms could lead to an abuse of executive power,” Ms Francis said.
“Academics have suggested ways of restoring an upper house to Queensland without increasing the number of politicians. Reform of the parliamentary term length should not be considered in isolation to restoration of an upper house,” she said.