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Indigenous Politics

Nationals to oppose Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s hopes of securing bipartisan support for a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament have been dashed after the Nationals said they would oppose the proposal in a referendum. Source: The Australian.

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.

Euthanasia Politics

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.

Politics Religious Freedom

NT chief says anti-discrimination bill ‘strikes a balance’

Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles says her Government’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill aims to strike a balance between providing exemptions and removing the right to discriminate. Source: NT News.

Disability Politics

Former NDIS minister says two changes can ‘save’ scheme

The Albanese Government must wrestle back control of the levers that can contain the surging costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in order to “save” it, a former Liberal NDIS minister has said. Source: The Canberra Times.