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  1. Aug 2019
    1. One successful amendment, proposed by Liberal MP Alister Henskens, will require a doctor to assess whether it would be “beneficial” to discuss counselling with the woman, and provide them with options for accessing it if they were interested.

      Successful amendment to NSW abortion bill was to require doctor to discuss whether counselling would be beneficial for the client.

    1. Welcome to Sydney Abortion Clinic

      It is interesting that abortion clinics can operate with importunity despite the fact that they are illegal in NSW.

    1. The bill was passed just before 11.00pm with 59 in favour and 31 against.Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted for the bill, after facing criticism for not being more vocal in her support.

      Abortion bill passes NSW parliament 59-31. The Premier voted for it which will disillusion many conservative voters.

  2. Jun 2019
    1. The decision did not favour his financial interests and has been misreported by the journalist. In fact, Mr Petch was pressuring an inexperienced General Manager to attend to an entitlement affecting multiple councillors. The entitlement - reimbursement of legal expenses incurred in legal action initiated by council - is not discretionary, but must be extended to councillors incurring costs in carrying out their civic duties in good faith. The entitlement is explicitly coded in the NSW Local Government Act and NSW Office of Local Government expenses guidelines for serving councillors and Mayor's. No evidence was submitted that the affected councillors had acted in a manner other than "good faith". Therefore the only logical conclusion that could be drawn for delaying the reimbursement