Community support is 82% but crucially a substantial majority of people who identify as Christian support the right of doctors to provide a lethal dose, according to a 2012 Newspoll.
Imagine if a religious leader stood on the streets of Sydney and openly called for the murder of people of another faith. It happened recently, and barely a word of condemnation was heard.
If it is wrong for one individual to kill another then it should be unacceptable for the state to cause a person's death in civilised societies.
The posters were the giveaway. Professionally produced with near perfect English, some almost works of art, showing Tony Abbott sprouting horns above the caption: ‘Go to hell Abbott with your druggies’.
What is striking is the passive and negligent policy of the White House towards human-rights issues among its regional allies.
Dr Paul Dunne offered a stinging rebuke to the pro-euthanasia lobby, many of whom, he contended, 'deliberately confuse euthanasia with current lawful medical practice...'
During 2010–11 and 2011–12, there were 121 females (62%) and 75 males (38%) killed in domestic homicides according to the latest figures just released by the Australian Institute of Criminology.
Mr Abbott said the Human Rights Commission should be ashamed of itself for releasing the report because it was an attack on his government.
Unlike an Indonesian president, God has no constituency to please; he is not capable of being bullied by Prime Ministers, nor is he open to bribes.
For how much longer can a noisy minority overrule such a massive majority? Until that majority shakes off its apathy and uses its political potential.
We need an incredibly robust principle of free speech because we can’t be trusted to be impartial when it comes to people we really, really think are wrong.
Vine recommends that, because of current UK rape laws, Romeo would be well advised to get written consent, and also keep a breathalyser and drug sniffer dog by the bed.