Event | The Road to Abortion Equity: How the Federal Senate Inquiry will shape universal access in Australia

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Counselling, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion, Safe access

The Federal Senate has established an Inquiry into universal access to reproductive healthcare. MSI Australia is hosting an online forum on Wednesday November 9 at 4pm AEDT on what the inquiry terms mean, how it applies in practice and how to make a submission in line with the terms of reference. We have developed a submission template which you can download …

Abortion inequities highlighted at the Inquiry hearing into abortion and reproductive choice in the ACT

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Counselling, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion, Safe access

MSI Australia appeared at the first and only public hearing into abortion and reproductive choice in the ACT today.   Since the inquiry opened, the ACT Government has announced that they will be the first jurisdiction to provide free abortion access to all women and pregnant people, including those on temporary visas.  Managing Director Jamal Hakim addressed the inquiry, and spoke …

National senate inquiry to investigate abortion access inequities

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion, Safe access

Abortion access inequities need to be addressed at a national level.  While abortion has been partly decriminalised throughout the country, access remains a postcode lottery.   MSI Australia Managing Director Jamal Hakim said he welcomed a national senate inquiry into abortion access.   “Roe v Wade in the United States has highlighted the ongoing abortion access issues  in Australia,” he said.   “Abortion …

MSI Australia celebrates abortion access wins

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion, Safe access

State and territory governments across the country have committed to action for abortion access since Roe v Wade. The ACT has announced free abortion access for all from mid-2023, Western Australia has committed to take abortion out of the criminal code and Queensland has announced regional surgical abortion services will commence. Abortion services are finally legal in South Australia, the …

MSI Australia publishes report on abortion access in the ACT

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion, Safe access

MSI Australia has released a report in relation to abortion access in the ACT, as part of an inquiry on abortion and contraceptive access. Since the inquiry opened, the ACT Government has announced that they will be the first jurisdiction to provide free abortion access to all women and pregnant people, including those on temporary visas. The report illustrates how …

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MSI Australia welcomes free access to abortions in the ACT

anna.jabour@mariestopes.org.au Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Equity and access, Media, Reproductive coercion

MSI Australia applauds ACT Government moves to become the first jurisdiction to provide free abortion access to all women and pregnant people, including those on temporary visas. Abortion and contraception are areas of healthcare that remain vastly under-funded throughout a patchwork of regions in Australia. Managing Director Jamal Hakim welcomed the announcement. “This week the ACT Government has announced a …