Euthanasia bill on the cards for WA

Mr McGowan has been a vocal supporter of euthanasia for people who are terminally ill and says he sees it as a conscience issue rather than a political one.

“I am of the view it should happen,” he told ABC Radio last week.

Mr McGowan said he would like to see legislation during his term in government if he wins the election and would introduce it himself if no one else did.

The pledge follows fresh debate over euthanasia legislation in Tasmania after Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim sought comment on a paper proposing a model of voluntary assisted death.