Monday 22 May 2017
I joined National, Liberal, Labor and Green colleagues to launch our public consultation bill to provide certain people who are terminally ill the right to get assistance from a doctor to end their life. After looking at the best assisted dying laws, and considering feedback from stakeholders and other parliamentary colleagues, we think the bill represents one of the most robust regimes in the world. We now want to hear further from the community to make sure we have the best bill possible to introduce in the Spring session of Parliament later this year.
Voluntary assisted dying is a last resort option; I strongly support increased resources into palliative care. See my questions in Parliament HERE and HERE. This week is Palliative Care Week info HERE. .