6 May 2013

This updated version (of an October 2010 issues backgrounder) takes account of the recent introduction of the Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill in New South Wales. Recent cases in Australia are canvassed as are proposed reforms and recommendations in selected jurisdictions, notably South Australia, Tasmania and the United Kingdom. New sections on Canada and New Zealand are also included in this update and recent journal articles and media reports have been added.

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Gareth Griffith, Lenny Roth, 2013, Euthanasia, NSW Parliamentary Research Service, viewed 23 April 2017, <>.

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