NSW abortion bill: Sunrise and Seven News air false pro-choice chant claim
Barnaby Joyce falsely claims rally chanted ‘put the foetus in the bin’ despite organiser confirming chant was ‘bigots’
Mon 16 Sep 2019
Seven News and Sunrise have repeated a false claim that pro-choice activists campaigning in favour of the New South Wales abortion legislation chanted “put the foetus in the bin” as supporters and opponents of the bill clashed in Sydney on Saturday.
The actual words were “put the bigots in the bin”, but Sunrise co-hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage allowed Barnaby Joyce to repeat the claim unchallenged on Monday morning in a live interview on the program.
Is the ‘revolt’ against Gladys Berejiklian over the abortion bill real?
The rancour within the NSW Liberal party is being stirred by commentators looking for a new culture war
on August 13, 2019
The New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian flew out of Sydney on a trade mission on Monday morning, leaving seething unhappiness in some parts of her Liberal party over the the bill to decriminalise abortion, which passed the lower house last week.
But is it actually a revolt, as some media report, or a naked attempt to forge a new front in the culture wars led by the Daily Telegraph and Sky News?
NSW abortion bill: Alex Greenwich hits back at claims of 'unrestricted' terminations
Conservatives opposed to historic reform should do their homework, independent says
Thu 1 Aug 2019
The architect of a historic bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales has hit out at opponents of the legislation, after a conservative MP wrongly claimed the bill would allow unrestricted abortion “until the moment of birth”.
The independent MP for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, tabled the bill on Thursday after it was delayed by a week by resistance within the Coalition government.
The Abortion Issue Dividing The NSW Government
The "safe access" bill is set to be introduced to parliament this week.
May 15, 2018
A new bill which could give NSW women the right to access abortions free from harassment is causing tensions within the Berejiklian government.
The proposed bill, which could be introduced to the Upper House as soon as Thursday, sets out 150m "safe access zones" around abortion clinics, with penalties including potential jail time for anyone caught harassing women within these parameters. It would also criminalise the recording or distribution of recordings of women inside the zone.