A MESSAGE OF REMONSTRANCE
House of Representatives, 18 September 2018
For the first time in its 29-year history, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly has brought to this parliament a message of remonstrance, and it does this asking that the ACT assembly have removed the bar to it having the deeply difficult conversation about voluntary assisted dying.
It was 21 years ago that this parliament took that power away from the ACT assembly.
Since then, the Victorian parliament has passed laws on euthanasia, and the ACT assembly is remonstrating with this parliament for that right to be restored.
I call on the government to bring forward for debate the private member's bill, Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2018, moved by myself and the member for Solomon, Luke Gosling, so that we can have this debate in this place now.
Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra.