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Euthanasia: Victorian Parliamentary Report Recommends Legalisation of Assisted Dying

June 10, 2016

(Australian Broadcasting Co) – A Victorian cross-party state committee has delivered a groundbreaking report recommending the State Government legalise assisted dying for people suffering from serious and incurable conditions. The controversial recommendations were handed down by Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee, which has been investigating options for the terminally ill over the past 10 months. The report makes 49 recommendations covering assisted suicide and amending the Crime Act, to protect doctors who act within the assisted dying legislation.

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