And here's one for all those paranoid about the Emily's listers gaining power: the Prime Minister has come out indicating that she does not support legalising euthanasia:
"Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the technicalities of legalising euthanasia seems "almost impossible", but she is still open to debating the issue. [Under the terms of the deal with the Independents she has to be open to the debate - a provision of the deal - one that I very much doubt Mr Abbott will choose to renege on, requires private members bills to be given the time of day.]
The Australian Greens is pushing to give terminally-ill people in the Northern Territory or the ACT the right to die as one of its top priorities. [The Greens are black indeed]
Ms Gillard has promised Labor MPs a conscience vote on the issue [as has Mr Abbott], but said on Sunday, she has some in-principle reservations.
"I find it almost impossible to conceptualise how there would be appropriate steps and safeguards," she told Network Ten.
"Intellectually, people should be able to make their own decision, but I find it very hard to conceptualise how we would have the sort of safeguards that we would need if we did say that euthanasia was legal."