Voluntary assisted dying wins parliamentary backing in WA

Around 10% of suicides in the state are by people with a terminal or debilitating illness

People with “grievous and irremediable” pain due to a terminal or certain neurodegenerative conditions should be given access to voluntary euthanasia, a WA parliamentary inquiry says.

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Too many patients in the state experience profound suffering as they die, largely due to inadequate and inequitable access to palliative care, according to a joint select committee on End of Life Choices.

It said around 10% of suicides in the state are by people with a terminal or debilitating illness.

The euthanasia model pushed in its report, which