24 Aug 2016

Today In Parliament for 24 August 2016 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 24 August 2016

An early start for MPs on the Health Select Committee which meets at 8am for the first round of oral submissions on its inquiry into a petition calling on the House to investigate public attitudes to assisted dying. The committee heard from Matt Vickers, whose partner, Lucretia Seales, took a case to the High Court before her death last year, and from Amanda Landers, chairwoman of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine. House began sitting under extended hours at 9am to debate the committee stage of the bill bringing plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco. Question Time features a lively exchange on the merits of the government's proposal to extend provision of on-line learning. --