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- 6 June, 2023
Senate set to lift ban on territories legislating on euthanasia
The ban on the ACT and Northern Territory legislating on euthanasia is set to be lifted tonight, with the Senate to sit for as long as it takes to reach a final vote on territory rights. Source: Canberra Times.
Modelling predicts 400 euthanasia deaths in Queensland in 2023
About 400 terminally ill adults are expected to use Queensland’s euthanasia laws to legally end their lives during the first 12 months of the new laws coming into effect. Source: ABC News.
Coalition pushes for amendments to territory rights bill
The Coalition is trying to amend a bill allowing the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory to make euthanasia legal so safeguards are in place should the territories win the ability to end people’s lives. Source: The Australian.
Date set for territory rights vote
A late-night sitting of the Senate is set to resolve the 25-year fight to restore the rights of the ACT and Northern Territory to legislate on euthanasia. Source: Canberra Times.
Territory rights bill to face Senate vote
The Albanese Government is committed to sitting as long as it takes for legislation allowing territories to make their own laws on voluntary assisted dying to pass the Senate this year. Source: Canberra Times.
Labor recommits to 2022 territory rights vote
Labor frontbencher Senator Katy Gallagher has recommitted the Albanese Government to bringing the restoration of territory rights to a Senate vote before the end of the year. Source: The Canberra Times.
Funds approved for South Australia’s euthanasia laws
Specialist pharmacists and “care navigators” are being recruited with South Australia allocating $18 million over five years to implement new euthanasia laws. Source: AAP.
Scottish archbishop says ‘assisted dying’ bill misleading
Efforts to legalise euthanasia in Scotland send the message that lives with suffering “can be considered no longer worth living,” according to the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Source: Crux.
Uruguay cardinal decries passage of euthanasia bill
A cardinal in Uruguay has criticised the passage of a bill to legalise and regulate euthanasia in the country’s lower house. Source: CNA.