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Queensland restores same-sex civil unions: D'Ath 1, Bleijie 0

Attorney-General Yvette
D'Ath - committed to
fairness and equality
in Queensland.
Campbell Newman will be horrified.  

The former Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will choke on his corn flakes when he reads this story.

But Annastacia Palaszczuk's Labor Government is absolutely right to dump the unfair civil union laws drastically altered by the Newman Government in 2012.

Introducing Jarrod the Goose.
Jarrod the Goose concocted his new law in 2012 to spite the former Labor government.

Now, this ex-Attorney-General will be forced to see his laws dismantled one-by-one.

He is generally regarded as the worst Attorney-General Queensland has seen since 1859.

The new Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath is committed to reform this disgraceful LNP law and to introduce decency and fairness back into personal relationships in Queensland.

The Courier-Mail reports: QUEENSLAND'S Attorney-General says she's being briefed about how to reintroduce civil unions for same-sex couples in the state.

CIVIL unions for same-sex couples, introduced by the Bligh Government, were rolled back when the LNP came to power in 2012.

But Yvette D'Ath says the new government plans to make good on an election pitch to "rectify" this by reintroducing state-sanctioned civil ceremonies.

"It's something that I'm getting briefings on as we speak," she told Fairfax Radio.

But Ms D'Ath wouldn't be drawn on whether any same-sex union legislation would be one of the new government's first laws.

She said the issue went to the heart of equality and fair treatment in Queensland.

"We have made it clear we will change this back. We're putting in place (measures) to do that now," the attorney-general said.

These measures referred to changes to the births, deaths and marriages register processes, she added.