On Monday July 25, the caucus of the Australian Labor party met to determine the government’s priority pieces of legislation which will be introduced as the 47th parliament officially opens. Among them is a private member’s Bill to overturn the ban on the ACT and NT legislating on matters such as assisted dying. This bill will be introduced to federal parliament on August 1.
The Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories (Labor) already said in June that she would work with the cross bench to repeal laws that prevent the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from legalising VAD.
- Labor’s Territory Rights Bill for ACT and NT euthanasia, voluntary assisted dying rights takes next step | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site
- Federal Labor allows conscience vote on push to overturn ban on ACT and NT assisted dying laws | Australian politics | The Guardian
- Voluntary assisted dying should be treated as a ‘serious issue’ | Sky News Australia
- Catholic Church lobbies federal MPs to oppose territory rights bill | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT
- Conservative Christian groups lobby federal MPs against territories’ assisted dying rights legislation | Australian politics | The Guardian
- Protect Indigenous lives! Say NO to assisted suicide in the Territories – Australian Christian Lobby (acl.org.au)
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