Labor backbenchers - including Alicia Payne - to lead charge on restoring territory rights on voluntary assisted dying

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated July 4 2022 - 8:28am, first published 6:30am
Canberra MP Alicia Payne is set to co-sponsor a bill to restore the ACT's rights to legislate on voluntary assisted dying. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Two Labor backbenchers - one from the ACT and one from the NT - are set to lead the charge in restoring the territories' right to legalise voluntary assisted dying, as hopes rise the 25-year-old ban can be overturned within weeks.

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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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