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Catholic bishops take up fight against government's assisted dying plan

Catholic bishops take up fight against government's assisted dying plan

Western Australia's Catholic bishops have released a joint statement outlining their opposition to state government plans to legalise voluntary assisted dying.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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Weeks after legalising abortion, Queensland looks to tackle another huge social reform
Annastacia Palaszczuk

Weeks after legalising abortion, Queensland looks to tackle another huge social reform

The Palaszczuk government is taking the first tentative steps towards legalising voluntary euthanasia in Queensland.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Premier launches inquiry into the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia
Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier launches inquiry into the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia

The Queensland community's views on supporting the legalisation of euthanasia and safeguards to protect vulnerable people will be canvassed.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'Soul destroying': family's anger over painful mesothelioma death
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'Soul destroying': family's anger over painful mesothelioma death

Tim Edwards went into a downward spiral in the weeks before his painful death from mesothelioma, prompting his family's push for assisted dying legislation.

  • by Megan Gorrey
McCusker drafted to write WA government's voluntary assisted dying law

McCusker drafted to write WA government's voluntary assisted dying law

Former WA Governor Malcolm McCusker QC will head a panel of experts who will write the McGowan Government's new voluntary assisted dying laws.

  • by Nathan Hondros
'This substance will cause death’: New euthanasia rules announced
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'This substance will cause death’: New euthanasia rules announced

Regulations reveal the head of Victoria’s health department will be given three days to decide whether to sign off on each bid for voluntary euthanasia.

  • by Aisha Dow
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Foxtel announces new euthanasia drama The End with Frances O'Connor

Foxtel announces new euthanasia drama The End with Frances O'Connor

Frances O’Connor and Dame Harriet Walter will star as a daughter and mother on either side of the right-to-die debate in the series.

  • by Robert Moran
ACT, NT speakers petition senate for equal rights amid talk of statehood
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ACT, NT speakers petition senate for equal rights amid talk of statehood

"Why is it that those numpties in the Senate think it’s okay?" asked NT speaker Kezia Purick on the question of Commonwealth interference on euthanasia.

  • by Katie Burgess
Doctors can’t 'stand in the way' of euthanasia patients
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Doctors can’t 'stand in the way' of euthanasia patients

As Victoria’s new assisted dying laws get closer, fresh details are emerging about how hospitals will respond.

  • by Aisha Dow
Euthanasia supporters want Queensland review fast-tracked

Euthanasia supporters want Queensland review fast-tracked

A Queensland inquiry into aged care and assisted dying should be held as soon as possible, advocates say.

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
Premier rips up Katter deal after Anning’s ‘final solution’ speech
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Premier rips up Katter deal after Anning’s ‘final solution’ speech

Addressing the Labor State Conference on Sunday, she also announced a Queensland parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia.

  • by Toby Crockford