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The push to legalise euthanasia around Australia is under way but territories have an extra hurdle

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated May 8 2021 - 10:44am, first published March 4 2021 - 6:00pm
The ACT and Northern Territory are banned from making decisions to legalise voluntary assisted dying but there's a push to change the laws. Picture: Shutterstock

Demands to allow the two territories to make the decision to legalise euthanasia have sparked renewed discussions over one of the country's longest-running ethical debates.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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