Restoring Territory Rights Bill second reading

Restoring Territory Rights Bill second reading

Senator Leyonhjelm, the Sponsor of the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 spoke during the Second Reading on 16/2/17: “My bill would not automatically make assisted suicide legal in the territories but it would overturn the Andrews bill and allow the parliaments of the territories to come to their own conclusions, just like people in other states. Those in favour of assisted suicide will support me. But I also seek the support of those who oppose assisted suicide but believe the territories should be free to debate and amend their own laws.”

Also speaking in support were Derryn Hinch, Pauline Hanson, Richard Di Natale (Greens), Katy Gallagher (ACT, ALP), Ian Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal). Speaking against the bill was Dean Smith (WA, Liberal).

Click for transcript of senate debate restoring territories rights bill 160217: transcript-of-senate-debate-restoring-territories-rights-bill-160217

Click for video of Senator Leyonhjelm speech in Parliament 16/2/17