Explainer: What Victoria's new assisted dying laws mean for doctors

We speak with Professor Brian Owler, who chaired the panel tasked with developing the model

Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary euthanasia after yesterday’s historic vote in the state’s upper house.


So what does it mean for doctors?

Practitioners in Victoria will have until June 2019 to develop clinical guidelines before the first patients are able to legally access medication with the primary purpose of ending their own lives.

Professor Brian Owler, chair of the ministerial advisory panel tasked with developing