Australia – Private surgical abortion provider to open in Tasmania

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Private surgical abortion provider to open in Tasmania
Minister’s announcement comes after Cricket Australia accused of sacking staffer who criticised government’s lack of abortion services

Australian Associated Press
Sun 5 Aug 2018

Tasmanian women will be able to access surgical abortions, with a private provider to begin offering the procedure later in the year.

It follows outrage over the sacking of Cricket Australia staffer Angela Williamson after she criticised the Liberal state government for a void of abortion services.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/05/private-surgical-abortion-provider-to-open-in-tasmania

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“Is this Australia? Is this 2018?”

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"Is this Australia? Is this 2018?"

Alex Bruce-Smith
2018-07-30

The woman fired by Cricket Australia (CA) for tweeting about abortion has started a petition calling for safe, affordable and legal access to the fundamental service.

Angela Williamson, 39, became one of the first Tasmanians forced to travel interstate for an abortion, after the last centre closed late last year.

Continued: https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a180730fel/thousands-sign-abortion-petition-from-woman-sacked-by-cricket-australia-20180730

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Australia – ‘For speaking up, I lost my job’: Cricket Australia employee claims she was sacked after posting a series of tweets calling for abortion reform

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'For speaking up, I lost my job': Cricket Australia employee claims she was sacked after posting a series of tweets calling for abortion reform

By Sam Lock For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 29 July 2018

A former Cricket Australia employee has claimed she was fired over a series of tweets campaigning for abortion reform.

Angela Williamson claims she was terminated from her position as public policy and government relations manager in June over concerns she had insulted the Tasmanian government.

Continued: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6004373/Former-Cricket-Australia-employee-claims-sacked-posting-tweets-abortion-reform.html

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Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions

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Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions

June 12, 2018
Sue Bailey

The Tasmanian government could lose its first vote in parliament if speaker Sue Hickey sides with Labor on providing abortions in public hospitals.

Labor leader Rebecca White will on Wednesday move a motion directing Health Minister Michael Ferguson to provide pregnancy terminations in the public hospital system by July 1.

A spokesman for Ms Hickey said she would wait until hearing debate before deciding whether to support Labor’s motion.

Continued: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5463706/labor-tests-speaker-on-abortion/

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