Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

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The bill: amends the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 and Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to remove the prohibition on legalising euthanasia; and repeals the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997.


Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 03 Mar 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016
Restored to Notice Paper 31 Aug 2016
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 15 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 14 Aug 2018
Second reading debate 15 Aug 2018
Second reading negatived 15 Aug 2018

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Explanatory memoranda

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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