Victoria Enacts Assisted Dying
ACT Leader David Seymour congratulates Victoria as
the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into force.
the State of Victoria, Australia, will enact the Voluntary
Assisted Dying Act 2017 which will give terminally ill
Victorians suffering with less than six months to live, or
12 months for neurodegenerative diseases, the right to
request their doctor’s help to end their suffering.
“Victoria can be proud to have passed and enacted a
compassionate law that will give choice and comfort to a
small number of people who are suffering terribly at the end
of their lives.
“Victoria is just the latest
jurisdiction to show New Zealand politicians that it is
possible to create strongly safeguarded assisted dying
legislation that gives choice to those who want it and
protection for those who want nothing to do with
“Members of Parliament in New Zealand should take
comfort in knowing our neighbours across the ditch have
looked at the international evidence, listened to experts
and the public, and arrived at the decision to legalise
“I hope Members will take an equally
principled stand and vote in favour of the End of Life
Choice Bill at its second reading on 26
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