Anti-abortion activists lose bid to overturn clinic safe access zones in two states
High court throws out cases from anti-abortion campaigners in Victoria and Tasmania
Wed 10 Apr 2019
Safe access zone laws in Victoria and Tasmania preventing anti-abortion protesters from harassing women seeking medical treatment will stay, following a judgment delivered by the high court on Wednesday.
The court threw out the cases brought by anti-abortion campaigners Kathleen Clubb and Graham Preston in a comprehensive, 200-page decision.
Senator's 'cruel' abortion motion defeated
Jun 25, 2018
A crossbench senator has been labelled cruel and insensitive over his push to condemn abortion safe zones in NSW.
Katter's Australian Party senator Fraser Anning said NSW had followed the "socialist state" of Victoria by passing laws to provide 150 metre safe zones outside abortion clinics to prevent abuse and harassment.
His Senate motion condemning NSW parliament for passing the bill was defeated 34-17, with government senators given a conscience vote.