Have your say on euthanasia
The federal government has invited all Australians to have their say on the controversial topic of euthanasia with a public online forum. Gary Adshead spoke to pro euthanasia campaigner Peter Short about the hope for a piece of legislation that will give terminally ill people a choice.
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On 24 June 2014, the Senate referred the exposure draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014, with particular reference to the rights of terminally ill people to seek assistance in ending their lives, and an appropriate framework and safeguards with which to do so, to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.