On August 3, the Australian House of Representatives has voted 99 to 37 to pass the Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022. Australia is now one step closer to democratic equality between the territories and the states on the issue of voluntary assisted dying.
On Monday July 25, the Australian Labor already determined as priority piece of legislation a private member’s Bill to overturn the ban on the ACT and NT legislating on matters such as assisted dying.
The bill now heads to the Senate for more debate. This is expected in September.
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- Voluntary assisted dying’s border block – InDaily
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- Territory rights: Kassandra Coghlan backs territories’ right to legislate on voluntarily assisted dying | Lismore City News | Lismore, New South Wales
- Territories’ assisted dying ban looks set to end (afr.com)
- View from The Hill: House vote on allowing territories to legalise voluntary assisted dying likely this week (theconversation.com)
- Push to overturn 25-year-ban on NT llegalising euthanasia clears first hurdle (smh.com.au)
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- Minister Butler press conference in Canberra – 3 August 2022 | Health and Aged Care Portfolio Ministers
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- Australia’s Parliament considers lifting euthanasia ban : NPR
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- Euthanasia ban for NT and ACT closer to being repealed as territory rights bill passes – The Catholic Leader
- Legalising euthanasia is a betrayal of compassion | MercatorNet
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