Top stories of 2017... No.7: Green light for voluntary assisted dying
STORIES OF THE YEAR
As the year comes to a close, Australian Doctor is counting down the developments we'll remember. In at number seven is voluntary assisted dying.
After marathon sessions of emotionally wrought debate, MPs in Victoria finally passed voluntary assisted dying reforms in November. Doctors were as divided on the issue as politicians.
The reforms will mean that, from 2019, terminally ill adults in the state can request an assisted death following clinical assessment by doctors.
Premier Daniel Andrews, who came to