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Making Victoria’s euthanasia laws: a process to be shunned

Originally published in The Spectator Australia, 7 December 2017 By Robert Clark   Last month, Victoria became the only jurisdiction in the world to have voted to legalise euthanasia in 2017.  Why and how did such legislation come to be passed in Victoria, despite being rejected everywhere else? Regrettably, what occurred in Victoria has been a stark example of the parliamentary process at its worst.  The proposal proceeded from a biased …Read More

Abortion Law ‘Reform’: Twenty Questions that Deserve Answers

Originally published on ABC, 12 May 2016. By Rachael Wong Independent MP Rob Pyne has introduced a private member’s bill to amend Queensland’s abortion laws, which may allow women to undergo abortions through all nine months of pregnancy – up until birth. Pyne, who called the current law “archaic,” has said that his bill does not give a time limit for abortion and that he would “compromise” with MPs as …Read More