ELEVENTH hour changes to the Andrews Government’s voluntary euthanasia laws have been put to State Parliament, including altering the time frame under which most terminally ill patients could apply. In recognition it may not have the numbers to force the scheme through the Legislative Council, the government has put forward changes to its own bill, based on suggestions from a small group of undecided MPs.
Climate change is real, and it's coming. The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with a master plan to stave off the global catastrophe ahead. Scientists have known for decades that the problem on our generation's hands is serious, but recent reports find that even those dire warnings likely underestimated the scope of the issue. Of course, all of us will be affected in different ways.
Tributes continue to flow for Fiona Richardson, 50, who died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Emotional colleagues broke down in State Parliament on Thursday, as MPs praised the work she had done as a minister to tackle family violence and improve gender equality. Outside of Parliament, former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty described her as an advocate who began to give “victims of family violence a voice” through her work.
So, in 18 months hundreds of terminally ill patients will be able to apply for lethal medication up to six months before expected death - MNS and MS patients will have 12 months. Must be of sound mind and make request 3 times over 10 days , plus approved by 2 doctors #springsthttps://t.co/s4bupMkBzz
Opponents sticking by decision saying that the precedent on conscience matters is not to pair, and that Melina Bath (who had been in car accident and was ‘no’) wasn’t paired in upper house. Everyone wants their name recorded as ‘no’ or ‘yes’ https://t.co/Eo4erY9qKi
I’m told those opposing #VAD have refused to pair ‘yes’ voter @NatHutchins during today’s debate - even though the minister is at her husband’s funeral. Seems extraordinary given bill has gone through upper house #springst
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