For years, The Age has put its weight behind the campaign for voluntary euthanasia in Victoria.

It’s beautifully profiled those seeking control over the manner of their death, and the topic remains a staple of its news coverage. It’s editorialised in favour of a “healthy debate” on euthanasia. And the paper has published all manner of high-profile Australians urging for change.

Yesterday morning, a parliamentary committee handed down a recommendations for a number of reforms that, if enacted, would give the terminally ill the right to choose to end their lives.

It’s a major win for The Age, and is the report is highlighted on today’s front page …

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Online yesterday though, it was a different story. Shortly after noon and for a few hours following, the same story that was splashed on the front page was positively buried on The Age’s homepage. We’ve circled it in red below …


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