Euthanasia bill passes lower house of NSW parliament

Euthanasia bill passes lower house of NSW parliament

Euthanasia bill passes lower house of NSW parliament Euthanasia is one step closer to becoming legal in NSW. Independent MP Alex Greenwich's voluntary assisted dying bill passed the lower house of parliament 52 votes to 32 this afternoon. MPs debated amendments to the proposed legislation until late last night, and again this morning. The bill will now be considered by an upper house committee before its debated and voted on in the upper house next year. NSW would be the last Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying. Similar legislation has been debated, and narrowly defeated, at Macquarie Street in the past. Penny Hackett, the president of advocacy group Dying with Dignity NSW said it was a "huge relief". "After 50 years of campaigning for this law reform, our supporters …
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