Euthanasia is a contentious topic, one that is gaining more and more attention as time goes by. It was once legal in the Northern Territory, until legislation was overturned by the Federal Government of Australia. There are moves afoot in the Senate to put the legislation back on the table to legalise euthanasia.

Our question this week is an emotive one, on which opinions are varied; we would like to hear what you have to say on the topic.

When a hopelessly ill patient, in great pain, with absolutely no chance of recovering, asks for their life to be ended by some painless means and the patient and the family request it, should a doctor be allowed to give a lethal dose so as the patient would not wake up again?