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.
Last week on ABC News 24’s The Drum program, host Julia Baird unleashed on me for ACL’s apparent silence on the issue of domestic violence.
ACL submission to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s review of the draft ethical guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology
The Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet has put forward a proposal to amend the Tasmanian Constitution's preamble to recognise Aboriginal people.
Cairns MP, Rob Pyne, has introduced a private members bill named Abortion Law Reform (Women's Right to Choose) Amendment Bill 2016. If passed, the bill would remove provisions relating to abortion from the Criminal Code in Queensland. The bill is now before a committee which will consider the bill in detail.
Queensland is considering a bill that would create a new regulatory framework under which Medicinal Cannabis products may be prescribed and dispensed to patients. Recreational use of the drug would remain illegal. A public consultation on the proposed bill is now underway with written submissions having closed on 11 July 2016.
Aboriginal Youth Suicide is a growing concern not only within Aboriginal communities, but the greater regions of WA. The inquiry was based on what more can be done to halt the worrying number of suicides among Aboriginal youth in Western Australia, particularly in remote communities, and to determine what resources have been set aside to tackle this crucial issue facing the State.
The Victorian Government is currently conducting a public consultation to improve palliative care service improvements and assist the development of an end of life care framework. The Australian Christian Lobby was able to contribute to the discussion by making a submission.
Click here to read ACL's submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into Domestic Violence.
An inquiry into the Adoption Act 1988 and Adoption Regulations 2004 is underway. ACL has provided a submission to the committee, arguing that eligibility for those seeking adoption should not be extended to alternate family structures beyond heterosexual couples.
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