Abortion law change expected from Queensland Law Reform Commission review
By Kirrin McKechnie
Thu Jun 28, 2018
A highly anticipated Queensland Law Reform Commission (LRC) report examining whether abortion should be decriminalised will be handed to the State Government by tomorrow, amid strong expectations within the ALP that change will come.
Under laws written in 1899, abortion is still a criminal offence in Queensland.
The State Government charged the LRC with investigating ways to modernise abortion laws and requested it include draft legislation based on its recommendations.