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Greens pushing to scrap Our Father from parliament day

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WHEN parliament returns from its winter recess, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has vowed to renew her push for the Lord’s Prayer to be ditched from Federal parliamentary proceedings. She describes the opening of each day of parliament as “insulting”. “Considering there’s many people who aren’t religious, there’s many people of different faiths, it’s time we started having an institution that ... Read More »

Lord’s Prayer in parliament a good reminder of work beyond politics

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PRAYING the Lord’s Prayer in Queensland Parliament would remind politicians of a higher calling beyond politics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Responding to a report in The Courier-Mail on mixed reaction from Labor ministers about the Lord’s Prayer during parliament, the Archbishop said the Lord’s Prayer was an “effective way” of setting parliament “in a larger context”. “At a time ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

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ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share information was a positive change. Ms Davies also commended the ... Read More »

Here is Archbishop Coleridge’s response to the latest Abortion Bill introduced into Queensland Parliament

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ABORTION would be treated as a trivial procedure despite the surgical risks and great personal significance, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has written in response to the latest Abortion Reform Bill introduced into the Queensland Parliament. The Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016 is the second piece of reform legislation introduced this year by abortion advocate Member for Cairns Rob Pyne.  His ... Read More »

Midwife warns of abortion trauma after Queensland Nurses Union supports controversial bill

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CHRISTIAN nurses have warned of the traumatic effects of abortion on patients, their families and the wellbeing of medical staff called on to  conduct them. They have spoken out after the Queensland Nurses’ Union entered the abortion debate by supporting a proposed bill to make abortion legal in the state. Experienced midwife Marita De Jong, who works in a Brisbane public hospital, ... Read More »

We asked Queensland MPs what they think about Rob Pyne’s abortion bill. Here’s the verdict.

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QUEENSLAND Parliamentary members have indicated whether they will support a proposed bill to make abortion legal in the state with a majority of respondents preparing to vote against it. The Catholic Leader asked all 88 Queensland Members of Parliament if they supported Member for Cairns Rob Pyne’s proposed abortion bill and if there should be gestational restrictions. Fifty-seven politicians including Mr ... Read More »

Brisbane priest labels ‘gay panic’ law in Queensland and SA an “international disgrace”

Fr Paul Kelly

FATHER Paul Kelly has renewed hope that Queensland’s so-called “gay panic” murder defence could soon be removed from law. The defence means a murder charge may be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant establishes their victim “came on” to them and the killing was in self defence. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath in April announced parliamentarians would be reviewing the law with view to a ... Read More »

‘Abortion Rethink’ campaign launches in response to proposed bill

Dr Katrina Neal

THE Australian Family Association has launched a public campaign urging Queenslanders to pressure their state MP’s not to support a proposed abortion bill. The AFA said newly commissioned polling showed more voters were opposed to decriminalising abortion than were in favour and used the campaign to announce the results. The poll was a response to a proposal for a private ... Read More »

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