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‘They can relieve that pain’: Voluntary assisted dying passes NSW parliament

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY In a historic turn of events, New South Wales became the final Australian state to introduce assisted dying laws earlier this month. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, which was introduced to parliament last year by Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, includes legislation to "provide for and regulate access to voluntary assisted […]

Calls for independent body to investigate deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Domain on Monday to call for the establishment of an independent body to investigate Indigenous deaths in custody.  Attending the rally were families of a number of Indigenous people who had died while being held in police custody. They are calling for a new, First […]

Abortion no longer a crime in NSW

By WENDY BACON Update: On September 26, the NSW Legislative Assembly passed the Abortion bill to take abortion out of the NSW Crimes Act. The bill was passed with all its amendments and on the voices without a division.   The story provides an insight into how the bill progressed through parliament.  The Human Rights Law […]