Australian officials ban an advertisement that they say promotes euthanasia, an illegal act:

The advert was knocked back by Free TV Australia, which regulates all advertising material for free-to-air commercial stations, saying it would probably breach television's code of conduct. The code "states that material which promotes or encourages suicide will invariably be unsuitable for television," it said in a statement. "Free TV Australia expresses no view on the ethical and legal debate surrounding voluntary euthanasia and has no interest in suppressing debate on this sensitive issue," it added. ... Exit International, which made the advert ... rejected the proposition that the advert promoted suicide, describing it as a political statement about the fact that euthanasia was illegal in Australia.

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