Thursday, 23 August 2018
Suspension of Standing Orders
Can I say to you, Acting Deputy President Whish-Wilson: it is about a legacy. This is about a legacy. It's your legacy. It's about the introduction of a bill into the Queensland parliament that will provide for unfettered late-term abortions of children based on gender selection. That's the legacy that I'm interested in. We had a motion here today where we fretted about testing cosmetics and the like on animals in laboratories. That went through this place without resistance. No-one denied formality. But because I moved a motion relating to late-term, partial-birth abortions and presented it to the floor of this Senate, you, Senator Collins, denied me formality.