euthanasia

Bill to Overturn NT and ACT’s Euthanasia Ban Passes House of Representatives (99-37)

17 August 2022

0.6 MINS

The Restoring Territory Rights Bill, which plans to overturn the 25-year-old ban on euthanasia legislation in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, was passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday 3 August, 99 votes to 37.

The private member’s bill was briefly debated after being introduced into the lower house on Monday by Labor MPs Alicia Payne and Luke Gosling.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton were among the 99 MPs who supported the bill. However, Employment Minister Tony Burke was among the five Labor MPs who voted against it.

The bill aims to overturn the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 which was introduced by Liberal backbencher Kevin Andrews after the Northern Territory became the first jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia in 1995. The Andrews Bill has banned the Northern Territory and ACT from passing laws legalising euthanasia for the past 25 years.

The Restoring Territory Rights Bill will now pass to the Senate where it is excepted to face greater opposition.

___

Originally published at Family Life International. Photo by Rodnae Productions.

SHARE >

We need your help. The continued existence of the Daily Declaration depends on the generosity of readers like you. Donate now. The Daily Declaration is committed to keeping our site free of advertising so we can stay independent and continue to stand for the truth.

Fake news and big-tech censorship make the work of the Canberra Declaration and our Christian news site the Daily Declaration more important than ever. Take a stand for family, faith, freedom, life, and truth. Support us as we shine a light in the darkness. Donate today.

DONATE

Leave A Comment

Recent Articles

  • 29 September 2022

    3.8 MINS

    In what seems to be politically motivated prosecution, a case has been reopened against 48-year-old pro-life leader Mark Houck, for allegedly pushing a patient escort outside an abortion clinic last year. Armed FBI agents arrested the father of seven at his family home. Catholic Vote [...]

    READ MORE
  • 27 September 2022

    2.9 MINS

    Surely offence and insult are in the eye of the beholder! Gender identity is a protected trait in Tasmania. This means it is illegal to discriminate against someone because they identify differently from their biological sex. And incredibly, it is illegal to offend or insult [...]

    READ MORE
  • 23 September 2022

    6.4 MINS

    An exhortation to join together in fervent intercessory prayer for Victoria as their state election approaches. The Lord recently challenged me with these words: “Am I my brother's keeper?” As I looked into these words in relation to the Victorian Election, I feel He has [...]

    READ MORE
  • 23 September 2022

    3.1 MINS

    The overblown celebration of former AFL coach Dean Laidley as glamorous Dani at the Brownlows strikes one as hollow praise. The problem with Western culture is not that we lack compassion, but that we have too much. It is commendable that the AFL community embraces [...]

    READ MORE
  • 23 September 2022

    6 MINS

    The madness is now complete. Mainstream media has been fawning embarrassingly over the transformation of Dean Laidley into Dani. There are consequences for vulnerable youth who see this adulation of a sports star embracing the transgender lie. In a recent article, I spoke of the [...]

    READ MORE
  • 22 September 2022

    2.3 MINS

    Nation First looks at a new study on Ivermectin showing 92% less chance of COVID-19 mortality. The establishment tried its best to discourage the use of Ivermectin with COVID-19. The media openly ridiculed those who pointed out real-world evidence showed the drug could protect against [...]

    READ MORE
  • 21 September 2022

    4.8 MINS

    Editor's Note: Joshua Arnold writes in The Washington Stand on a pro-choice governor's callous misuse of Scripture to advertise access to abortion. Read the original article here. ___ California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday cited the words of Jesus from Mark 12:31 in support of [...]

    READ MORE