Doctors won't have to explain themselves under VAD laws: Qld

The state's assisted dying laws are being shaped to avoid discrimination against doctors who have ethical objections

Doctors who object to voluntary assisted dying on ethical grounds will not have to explain their reasoning under Queensland's proposed laws. 

A requirement for mandatory training for those participating in the state's scheme prevents conscientious objectors from being forced to disclose their beliefs, a parliamentary committee has been told. 

Law Associate Professor Wendy Bonython told the hearing into the state's voluntary assisted dying (VAD) bill on Thursday that doctors may be subject to discrimination and even violence if they