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Latest news: Voluntary assisted dying

Report into ACT voluntary assisted dying bill published

27 recommendations; the Canberra Liberals reject the bill; and the ACT Greens call for measures for people with dementia.

ACT sets up voluntary assisted dying taskforce

The ACT Government will establish a Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation taskforce to prepare the health system and health workforce.

Voluntary assisted dying bill introduced in ACT

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2023 will bring Canberrans a step closer to being able to choose how and when they die.

Rising euthanasia deaths show ‘confidence’ in Victorian laws

More than 300 Victorians died using state euthanasia laws last financial year, in what the premier believes is a sign of growing confidence in the scheme.

Calls to extend voluntary assisted dying to ACT teenagers

The ACT government is considering lowering age limits for voluntary assisted dying to teenagers, following feedback from the community.

ACT listening report on voluntary assisted dying published

The consultation focused on what model should be adopted rather than whether voluntary assisted dying should be lawful.

Voluntary assisted dying consultation open for ACT

The ACT Government has opened public consultation about a voluntary assisted dying model for the ACT, human rights minister Tara Cheyne said.

Work begins on voluntary assisted dying for ACT Government

Voluntary assisted dying will be one of the biggest issues for the ACT Legislative next year; ACT politicians welcome the debate.

ACT politicians welcome Territory rights after 25 years

The Senate voted last night to allow the ACT and the Northern Territory to legislate on voluntary assisted dying.

ACT to push ahead with voluntary assisted dying laws

The ACT will move to start community consultations early next year on voluntary assisted dying laws after a quarter-century ban was overturned. 

ACT, NT given euthanasia voting rights

The ACT and Northern Territory will be able to make laws on voluntary assisted dying for the first time in a quarter-century in what's being hailed as a historic moment.

ACT, NT to be given euthanasia vote rights

Parliament is set to repeal laws that prevent the ACT and Northern Territory from legislating on voluntary assisted dying.

Parliament set to tackle territory rights

The federal parliament is to be presented with a proposal to allow the ACT and NT to legislate on voluntary assisted dying.