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Wednesday, 16 March 2016
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Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

Your petitioners ask that the Senate note:

the importance that many people in the Australian Capital Territory and other Australian Territories place on their right to die with dignity;

that the ACT is subject to an undemocratic and discriminatory restriction, imposed on the ACT through a federal law called the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, commonly known as the 'Andrews Bill';

that the limitation discriminates against people in the ACT, who do not possess the same rights as people living in Australian states.

Your petitioners ask that the Australian Parliament:

Repeal the limitation imposed by the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 and restore the right of the ACT and other Territories to pass laws on the issue of euthanasia.

by Senator Di Natale (from 874 citizens)