“What can I do?”
At the moment, we’re waiting to see what the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into abortion will involve. If the Commission calls for public submissions or decides to hold hearings, we’ll be letting folks know if there’s an opportunity to be involved.
Similarly, there may be opportunities to get active in your local electorate once the Queensland election is called, to try and maximise the number of pro-choice candidates elected to parliament. We don’t know when the election date will be as yet, but it has to take place by May 2018 at the latest.
Following us on facebook, twitter or instagram is the easiest way to keep up to date with these and other actions and events that are happening as part of the campaign. You can also sign up to our mailing list below, if email’s more your thing.
Campaign actions and events
Some of our supporter groups are activist-based and are running their own campaigns, actions and events on this issue too – and not all of them are specific to Brisbane. To check them out or find out how to get involved, follow:
- Women’s Abortion Rights Campaign Brisbane on facebook;
- Fair Agenda on facebook or twitter;
- Young Queenslanders For The Right To Choose on facebook or at their blog;
- Pro Choice Cairns on facebook.
Sign on as an #itsnot1899 campaign supporter
Our #itsnot1899 campaign is supported by over 60 legal, medical and community organisations and peak bodies, all calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland. If you’d like to add your organisation’s voice to the chorus, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
Where does my MP stand?
Most MPs are reluctant to discuss their position on abortion, so we don’t know how a lot of them are going to vote when the issue comes before them next term of parliament.
Further information on current MPs and candidates will be available in the lead up to the next state election, as we expect the issue to be raised at candidates forums and in the press – and by our #itsnot1899 supporters, like Fair Agenda.
Fair Agenda’s candidate pledge:
Polling commissioned by Fair Agenda earlier this year that showed 82% of Queenslanders support a woman’s right to choose; and that 60% of voters are less like to support an anti-choice candidate.
But most candidates won’t say where they stand on the issue — making it hard for pro-choice voters to cast a vote in line with their values. That’s why it’s really important we get candidates on the record about where they stand on abortion law reform, and get that information in front of voters.
Fair Agenda have a plan to do just that — and they’re fundraising to make it possible. If you’d like to help power that work, please chip in to their fighting fund over here.
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