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Senior Canberra-Goulburn priest Fr Tony Percy has criticised the ACT Government for the way it passed legislation decriminalising some drugs, raising alarm over whether the same “lack of due process” will be applied to its euthanasia laws. Source: The Australian.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is under fresh pressure from Queensland’s Labor Government to change federal laws that prohibit doctors from using telehealth for euthanasia appointments. Source: The Australian.
A key Anglican organisation has warned that euthanasia could become so morally corrupting for church-run aged care facilities that it may have to exit the industry. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci is preparing to publicly champion the “value of Christian life” after the Northern Territory Government announced it would set up an advisory panel on euthanasia laws. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Northern Territory is to begin work on its own voluntary euthanasia laws, more than 25 years after its pioneering legislation was struck down by the Commonwealth. Source: Canberra Times.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has for the first time acknowledged the legal risk that doctors working under state-regulated euthanasia schemes could be prosecuted under Commonwealth laws. Source: The Age.
Former Liberal MP Kevin Andrews says a proposal being considered by the ACT Government to open euthanasia to 14-year-olds shows society has “lost its way”. Source: The Australian.