RE ATAR Unit 3: the nature of one current issue generating tension and conflict in society

The issue

All religions, in order to remain both authentic and relevant, constantly reflect on how best to respond to changing values and attitudes in society. Rapid change in such things as technology, the media, family life, marriage, and other dimensions of social life all have the potential to create issues within society that in turn become matters of concern or interest for particular religions. (Religion and Life ATAR Year 12 syllabus)

Euthanasia is illegal in Australia but Australian states can legislate on the issue. It was legal for a period in the Northern Territory and in November 2017 legislation to allow assisted suicide passed the Parliament of Victoria but will not come into effect until mid-2019.


Eureka Street

Introduction to the Ethics of Euthanasia

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