The practices of witchcraft, sorcery and fortune-telling
are no longer criminal offences in Queensland.
The State Government has won a bid in Parliament to
repeal those offences from the Criminal Code by just
Attorney-General Matt Foley says calling the practices
criminal offences is a relic of a more superstitious
Opposition Justice spokesman Lawrence Springborg has
told Parliament he is not a prude, but witchcraft should
not be allowed.
"Because I have seen what it's like for people who
have been caught up in this sort of thing - they are
very very gullible and for a lot of us," Mr Springborg
"I suppose, it's very hard to see how people become
involved in cults, how people have their mind controlled
by certain individuals and they do they go out there
and do some bizarre things."
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