Voluntary assisted dying is one step closer in NSW. Now the negotiation starts
By Lindy Willmott, Professor of Law, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology
Ben White, Professor of End-of-Life Law and Regulation, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology
New South Wales is moving closer to legalising voluntary assisted dying. But there are hurdles ahead.
After days of speeches in the NSW lower house, MPs voted yesterday – 53 in favour and 36 against – to consider the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 in detail.
Now MPs will consider multiple amendments, largely around proposed safeguards, before the bill returns to the upper house.
So what does this mean for terminally-ill people in NSW?
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- Thursday, November 25, 2021