Tag: women

  • Explainer: what are abortion clinic safe-access zones and where do they exist in Australia?

    Explainer: what are abortion clinic safe-access zones and where do they exist in Australia?

    Flickr photo by jordan_uhl Tania Penovic, Monash University New South Wales recently became the fifth Australian jurisdiction to enact legislation that establishes safe-access zones around abortion clinics. The legislation is a response to picketing of clinics by anti-abortion protesters for more than two decades. These protesters characterise themselves as “sidewalk counsellors” but their conduct has […]

  • The PNG solution: as harsh as it is unprecedented

    By Maria O’Sullivan Under the ”regional agreement” signed by Australia and Papua New Guinea on Friday, all asylum seekers who travel to Australia by boat will be transferred to PNG and have their asylum claims processed there by local officials. Controversially, those asylum seekers recognised as refugees will be resettled in PNG, and not Australia. […]

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