Tasmania Passes Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

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AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY — Tasmania will become the third Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying.

Legislation passed Tasmania’s parliament on Tuesday night, with a final vote in the Legislative Council accepting amendments from the Lower House.

Victoria and Western Australia have already made voluntary assisted dying legal.

The bill was introduced by Independent Legislative Councillor Mike Gaffney, who became emotional as the bill went through the final stages.

“I didn’t think I was going to be and as we went through the clauses, the amendments, I thought, god, this is finally going to get through,” he said.


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