Victoria first state to pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with a terminal …

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Position on Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

Today the Premier, Minister for Health and the Attorney General released the Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation. Previously I have expressed support for the policy but withheld my final judgement until I could see the bill in full and be satisfied that it will protect the vulnerable. I am now satisfied that the …

Voluntary Assisted Dying model established ahead of vote in Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government will incorporate all 66 recommendations from the Ministerial Advisory Panel’s final report on Voluntary Assisted Dying into a Bill to be introduced into the Parliament in coming months. The Panel, chaired by neurosurgeon and former AMA President Dr Brian Owler, was established by …