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Australian Territory rights bill passes House of Representatives!

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.

What’s next?

The bill now heads to the Senate for more debate. This is expected in September.

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