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Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Crikey August 22, 2017 4 Comments

Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.

Labor gears up for internal fight over abortion

Josh Taylor July 28, 2017 5 Comments

State and territory Labor branches are pushing for elected members of the party to no longer have a conscience vote when it comes to abortion.

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

William Bowe May 15, 2017 11 Comments

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

Josh Taylor May 8, 2017 12 Comments

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

NT independent not happy about changes to abortion laws

Crikey February 16, 2017 1 Comment

His name is Gerry and he has issued a press release seemingly addressed to foetuses.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey February 15, 2017 6 Comments

Coal not so cool ... Engie CEO stepping down ... a note to the foetuses ...

On greyhounds, Blue Poles and abortion

Crikey October 12, 2016

Crikey readers respond to previous editions.

On ‘safe zones’ and the ACL

Crikey October 6, 2016 1 Comment

Crikey readers respond to yesterday's edition.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

Crikey September 16, 2016

Sometimes outlets that aren't Crikey produce wonderful stories. Here is what we are reading -- what it's like to die, what O.J. Simpson means to black America, how the girlfriend of Philando Castile is getting on with her life, and an insight into the man who discovered lithium treatments for mental illness.

Case closed: experts loudly back decriminalisation of abortion in Qld

Crikey August 31, 2016 2 Comments

Doctors’ professional bodies have spoken out loud and clear in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa, professor of gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.