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Election Survey - Commonwealth 2013 - Q9


Q9 - Euthanasia

Euthanasia means the intentional killing of a person who is suffering pain or mental distress, instead of providing medical treatment or palliative care. Euthanasia does not mean ending treatment that is futile or burdensome since treatment can always be declined. Evidence from the Netherlands, Oregon and the Northern Territory shows that legalised euthanasia has led to the deaths of persons who were not terminally ill, or were suffering treatable depression or did not ask for euthanasia.

Would you vote against any proposal to facilitate Territory bills allowing doctors to intentionally kill their patients?

Party Reply Score
Australian Labor Party 

 Euthanasia is unlawful in Australia in all States and Territories.

When the matter of voluntary euthanasia has previously come before Parliament, it has been dealt with as a conscience vote. This remains Federal Labor’s position, recognising that people of good will can have strongly different positions on the issue.

 5
Liberal National Coalition

Euthanasia will always be a conscience vote for Coalition members.

When in Government, the Coalition allowed a Bill to be brought forward by the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, then a Coalition backbencher, which overruled Northern Territory legislation legalising euthanasia.

 5
The Greens

Definitely not.
 2
Non-Custodial Parents Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Rise Up Australia Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Democratic Labour Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
 Liberal Democratic Party 

Definitely not.
 2
Outdoor Recreation Party 

Unlikely.
 3
Senator Online Party 

No comment.
 1
Family First Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Australian Christians Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Christian Democratic Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party 

No comment.
 1
Australian Voice

No comment.
 1
Katter's Australian Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Palmer United Party 

No comment.
 1

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000




 


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