The Green Party has pledged to make it safer, cheaper and easier for Australian women to get abortions in a $15 million election commitment, including support for the decriminalisation of abortion at state level and cutting out-of-pocket expenses through a review of rebates.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria and senior obstetricians urged Victorian politicians to vote down a new abortion bill that would jeopardise good medical practice. On 25 May, they did vote it down, by 27 to 11 votes.
Abortion topic of discussion in Australia – stories from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Australian federal court has found that The Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, exposed a refugee living on Nauru to serious medical and legal risks by flying her to Papua New Guinea for an abortion.
Canberra’s Polish community held a protest on 17 April to denounce a “draconian” proposal to ban abortions and restrict the morning-after pill and in vitro fertilisation in Poland.