Australia: The State of Tasmania rejects the legalisation of euthanasia

Publié le : 25 October 2013

 On 17 October, after ten hours of debate, the Tasmanian Parliament (Australia) rejected the bill to legalise euthanasia in this state by 13 votes to 11. The bill sought to allow patients in the terminal phase of their illness to end their lives 10 days after their third request to their doctor to administer euthanasia.          

In the Northern Territory (another Australian state), euthanasia was legalised for the first time in the world in 1995. However, this law was overturned by the Federal Government nine months later. Four people benefited from this law. 

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