Euthanasia: ACT should not be shackled, says Rattenbury

Euthanasia: ACT should not be shackled, says Rattenbury

The ACT Greens have energised the euthanasia debate, with Minister for Ageing Shane Rattenbury describing Canberra’s inability to make laws on euthanasia an affront to democracy.

”ACT residents want to be able to make choices about their own life and death,” he told the Assembly, quoting a Newspoll finding in 2012 that 82.5 per cent of Australians believed a terminally ill person should be able to have access to doctor-assisted suicide.

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