The Canberra Times is campaigning to get the lifting of the block on the ACT Assembly being able to decide on assisted dying.
The so-called Andrews bill currently prevents ACT and NT government
The Commonwealth has plenary - or absolute - power over the two territories, meaning it can overrule laws passed by the NT Parliament and ACT Legislative Assembly.
When the NT introduced euthanasia legislation in 1995, Liberal backbencher Kevin Andrews sought to harness that constitutional power to strike out the NT's euthanasia legislation less than a year into its existence.
Andrews also wanted to prevent the ACT making similar laws in the future.
The bill - officially titled the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 - passed 38 votes to 33.
Alex Crowe, Steve Evans, Canberra Times reporters Dan Jervis-Bardy and Lucy Bladen, and Dying with Dignity ACT president Jeanne Arthur discuss the issues, and why it matters to every single person in the ACT.
It's all in this week's episode of Talk of the Times from Australian Community Media with Alex Crowe and Steve Evans.
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