'Overreach': Health Minister backs ACT's right to decide its euthanasia laws

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated June 30 2022 - 8:19am, first published 5:00am
Health Minister Mark Butler has thrown support behind the ACT and NT's right to legislate on voluntary assisted dying. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The federal health minister has thrown his support behind restoring the ACT and NT's rights to make their own voluntary assisted dying, describing the long-standing ban as "overreach" from the Commonwealth parliament.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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