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Catholic priests might deny sacraments in euthanasia cases

Terminally ill people who end their lives with voluntary euthanasia could be denied the last rites when Queensland becomes the fourth state to operate a right-to-die program on January 1. Source: The Australian.

Euthanasia Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government won’t rush to introduce euthanasia laws

The Northern Territory Government will not commit to legislating for voluntary euthanasia before the 2024 election. Source: NT News.


Fly-in fly-out euthanasia squads immoral: Bishop Harris

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris has called on the Queensland Government to rescind a decision to fund doctors flying to regional parts of the state to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Chief Minister says euthanasia could become law in ACT by 2024

The ACT’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr says voluntary euthanasia could be made lawful in the territory by the end of 2024. Source: Canberra Times.


Territory governments regain right to make euthanasia laws

Laws restricting the ACT and Northern Territory from legislating on voluntary euthanasia have been repealed after more than two decades in place. Source: The Australian.


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.

Euthanasia Queensland

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.

Euthanasia Politics

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.

Euthanasia Politics

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.