Bleijie leaves his options open
The Attorney told Proctor:
“The department is working on a brief for me and we are also getting legal advice in terms of options going forward, recognising the fact that there was an election commitment that we would repeal if it could be shown that these people won’t be left in legal limbo.Cabinet has yet to form a view on it. I’m going to be putting a submission to Cabinet, but I’m not doing that submission till I’ve got the legal advice.”
Premier Campbell Newman said in advance of the election that the civil partnerships would be abolished, but was unclear as to whether or not that this would apply to those who had already obtained a civil partnership.