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Senate to Debate Bill Aiming to Overturn NT and ACT Euthanasia Ban

14 September 2022

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The Restoring Territory Rights Bill, which aims to overturn the 25-year-old ban on euthanasia laws in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, was introduced into the Senate last week.

It comes after the private member’s bill passed the House of Representatives, 99 votes to 37, on 3 August.

If the bill passes the Senate, it will overturn the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 which has prevented the Northern Territory and ACT from passing laws legalising euthanasia for the past 25 years.

However, ACT Senator David Pocock, who supports the push to allow the territories to legalise euthanasia, has said he is “not confident” the bill will pass in the Senate.

“This is the ninth attempt, so not confident, but really having conversations… clearly, societal attitudes have changed,” he said.


Originally published at Family Life International.

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  1. Kaylene Emery 14 September 2022 at 7:40 am - Reply

    May God have mercy on us all. May He protect our indigenous brothers and sisters from this intentional evil.

  2. Kaylene Emery 14 September 2022 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    We will all need protection from this in due course. Unless God in His mercy gives us the courage and wisdom to say No this far and no further. !

  3. Ian Moncrieff. 20 September 2022 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    A quote from 13 months ago on Canberra Declaration, which stands as truth today:
    The former Prime Minister Paul Keating once said, “Once termination of life is authorised the threshold is crossed. From that point it is much easier to liberalise the conditions governing the law. And liberalised they will be.” Queensland GP Dr David van Gend explains that “the lonely old people I see in nursing homes have a keen sense of being a burden. They would perceive euthanasia less a ‘right to die’ and more as a ‘duty to die’.”

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