Suicide is still against the law in many countries. How did it come to be considered a crime in the first place?
Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter says it would take "exceptional circumstances" to approve the prosecution of journalists in whistleblowing cases, and Victoria's euthanasia laws come into effect. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
The launch "controller" of the ABC's 24-hour news channel now claims politics is over-reported in Australia. Plus other tips from the week.
Good morning, early birds. Warnings of divisions on euthanasia, despite Northern Territory support. Plus, The West Australian picks a fight with Opposition Leader Mike Nahan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has his say on the 2018 federal budget. Plus, yet another Liberal MP breaks ranks to back a ban on live exports. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
With politicians in different states standing in the way of the community's will on euthanasia, it's time for a plebiscite to resolve the matter.
Good morning, early birds. It looks like the parliamentary dust-up over protecting religious freedoms from the soon-to-be-reality of marriage equality will be delayed until the new year. Plus, a euthanasia bill has been narrowly defeated in the New South Wales upper house. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
At what point, if any, does religious conviction corrupt expert opinion?
My vantage point from the "accessible" section of the public gallery was one of the few perks of being, as far as I know, the only visibly seriously physically sick or disabled person to attend the sitting, writes activist and blogger Nia Sims.
The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.