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More Victorians choosing to access euthanasia

More than 300 Victorians died using state euthanasia laws last financial year, an increase of 11 per cent from the previous year. Source: AAP.

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ACT Government criticised over legislative tactics

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.


Albanese under pressure to act faster on euthanasia telehealth consults

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.


Anglicans warn euthanasia may force exit from aged care  

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.


Tasmania’s euthanasia laws ‘working as intended’

Sixteen Tasmanians have died using the state’s voluntary euthanasia laws in the first six months since they came into effect. Source: The Mercury.


Bishop to defend ‘value of Christian life’ after NT euthanasia panel announced 

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.


Northern Territory looks to reinstate euthanasia laws

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.


Euthanasia schemes do not protect doctors from prosecution

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 MP: Euthanasia for kids shows we’ve lost our way

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.