Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions
June 12, 2018
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.