BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:8

Australia's euthanasia law may fail: The world's first voluntary euthanasia law, which came into force in Australia's Northern Territory this week, seems doomed to failure. Leaders of the three main political parties oppose the ruling; a bill will be introduced in the federal parliament in September to strip the state of its power to allow euthanasia, and the law will be challenged in the Northern Territory supreme court.


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