Wednesday, 16 October 2019
I, and also on behalf of Senator Waters, move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that the New South Wales Parliament passed a Bill to decriminalise abortion on 25 September 2019; and
(b) congratulates and thanks all the women and activists who have worked tirelessly for decades to achieve this important reform.
As this motion involves a matter of conscience, in line with longstanding practice, government senators are free to vote in accordance with their own conscience on the substantive motion.