Abortion decriminalisation bills withdrawn from Queensland Parliament agenda
Feb 28, 2017
A debate to decriminalise abortion in Queensland has been cancelled and the issue postponed until at least the next term of parliament, after LNP MPs indicated they would not support the proposal.
Independent MP Rob Pyne has withdrawn his two bills, which were scheduled for debate tomorrow night.
Instead, the existing laws will be referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) to provide advice that the Labor Government has pledged to enact if it is re-elected.