In November 2017, the Minister for Territory Families, The Hon Dale Wakefield, introduced the Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill in the Legislative Assembly.
The Parliamentary committee established by the Hodgman Government to investigate the future of Tasmania’s gaming markets has unfortunately missed its chance to show strong leadership on the contentious issue of poker machine reform with the release last month of a lack-luster report.
On 15 June 2017 the Australian Government issued a discussion paper to consider potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements.
Efforts to adhere to limitations on assisted suicide and euthanasia have failed in other jurisdictions, an inquiry has heard in an Australian Christian Lobby submission.
The claim that an injecting room in Richmond, Victoria will save the lives of overdosing heroin users in Richmond does not appear to be backed by sound evidence, says the Australian Christian Lobby submission to a parliamentary committee considering drug policy.
Growing up, how many times did you hear the chestnut of parental wisdom – ‘respect your elders’?
Home-schooling parents in Victoria are concerned with proposed new regulations that allow the Government to control what they teach their children, largely destroying the benefits of homeschooling.
Moves are underway to remove sections of the criminal law in QLD that will abolish the partial defence of provocation.
You may have heard the phrase that prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions, but that doesn’t make it just.
The best interests of the child must always come first and governments should not legislate changes that would deliberately deprive children of either a mother and a father. This is why ACL believes the current Adoption Legislation in Queensland should not be changed.
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