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The proposal deeply divided the Catholic nation

The law permitting assisted suicide was struck down earlier this month

The island’s legislature voted down a proposal to look into legalising the practice

The law, which went into effect two years ago, was struck down in court on Wednesday

The refusal is a blow for proposals to introduce assisted suicide on the island

Catholic, Anglican and Methodist leaders said vulnerable people would be at risk

In a strongly-worded pastoral letter, the bishop called on Catholics to ‘mobilise’ and ‘speak out’

Aurelia Brouwers was physically fit but wanted to end her life due to mental illness

A 38-year-old autism sufferer was killed without required documentation after ending a love affair

The Victoria Legislative Assembly voted to legalise the practice, however it still needs to be approved by the state’s upper house