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Townsville bishop sends clear message to MPs on euthanasia

EUTHANASIA legislation is a top priority for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk but the rushed promise needs to get past Townsville Bishop Tim Harris first. The North Queensland bishop told The Catholic Leader he believed the returned Queensland Labor Government was “helping to facilitate a culture of death” with the promise to introduce voluntary assisted suicide legislation in February. “We’re now ... Read More »

Longtime Labor supporter Bishop James Foley laments ALP’s death policies

CAIRNS Bishop James Foley – a Labor supporter all his life – says he’s disenfranchised by the party’s stand on abortion and euthanasia – and has doubts about how he will cast his vote in the Queensland election. A moral voice for Catholics in the state’s far north, Bishop Foley has written a letter to the Cairns Post and featured ... Read More »

LNP unveils commitment to maintain recurrent funding to Catholic schools

CATHOLIC schools have welcomed election commitments from both major parties – although Labor and LNP have differing approaches to supporting education funding. Two days before polling, the LNP unveiled its commitment to maintain recurrent funding to Catholic schools at the current level of 22.45 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard over the next four years if the party wins ... Read More »

Labor and LNP quizzed on post-COVID strategies in online election debate

SENIOR Labor and LNP politicians were quizzed about their long-term strategies to support vulnerable Queenslanders emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, during an online election debate organised by social services peak body Queensland Council of Social Service. “We’ve heard concerning stories about growing homelessness for older women, kids struggling to re-engage in school, and a lack of support services for people ... Read More »

Queensland bishops urge action on COVID-led social and economic issues as state election looms

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic Bishops have taken an unprecedented step into the political arena ahead of the Queensland election, demanding action on key social and economic issues and delivering a community call to arms to work with “common purpose” to find a way out of the COVID-19 crisis. “As Catholic citizens, we have the opportunity, like all citizens, to participate in the ... Read More »

Victoria reports ten times as many deaths as anticipated in first 12 months from VAD and euthanasia

While several Australian state’s debate whether to legalise euthanasia, the state of Victoria, where voluntary assisted dying (VAD) was legalised a year ago has reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths. Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board reported 124 deaths by assisted suicide and euthanasia during its first year, a result Victoria’s bishops said was “not a ... Read More »

Queensland election: The pro-life political parties committed to abortion law reforms

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AHEAD of a Queensland’s October 31 election, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has unveiled a detailed “Right to Life” policy that would roll back the state’s abortion laws. It means that the Liberal National Party, Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have all committed to review or reform Labor’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018). The Act allows abortion on request ... Read More »

Two Queensland minor parties won’t budge on blocking proposed euthanasia laws

TWO of Queensland’s small parties could prevent euthanasia becoming law if a minority government is voted in at the coming state election on October 31. Both One Nation and Katter’s Australian Party say they won’t join moves to legalise voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill (VAD), because it would distract from the bigger issues of dealing with the impact ... Read More »

Pro-life advocates to campaign against Labor’s election abortion policies

LABOR appears headed for political backlash after backing a push to make more abortion services freely available across Australia as part of its federal election platform. Pro-life advocates have promised to campaign against members of parliament who supported abortion policies at the coming federal election, and to actively support pro-life MPs. “Using more taxpayer money to further fund the killing ... Read More »

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