Cricket Australia abortion saga: No police probe of Health Minister over Angela Williamson sacking

Cricket Australia abortion saga: No police probe of Health Minister over Angela Williamson sacking

By state political reporter Alexandra Humphries
Wed Aug 15, 2018

Tasmania Police will not investigate Health Minister Michael Ferguson over allegations he revealed the medical information of Angela Williamson to her employer, Cricket Australia, before she was sacked for tweeting about abortion.

Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad last week asked Tasmania Police to investigate Mr Ferguson, who is also Police Minister, over claims he had revealed medical information about Ms Williamson to Cricket Tasmania chief executive Nick Cummins.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-16/police-rule-out-minister-probe-cricket-australia-abortion/10128054

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Tasmania’s only abortion clinic closes, putting pressure on government to find alternative

Tasmania's only abortion clinic closes, putting pressure on government to find alternative

By Georgie Burgess and Tamara Glumac
Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018m

The Tasmanian Government is under pressure to find a new surgical abortion service, after the closure of the state's only clinic.

Dr Paul Hyland had been the state's primary surgical abortion provider for 17 years, but said rising costs and a drop in demand had meant he had closed the service.

He said the number of surgical abortions, a procedure done after nine weeks, had declined.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-13/tasmanias-only-abortion-clinic-closes/9325194

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