Another state unveils voluntary assisted dying plan

Parliamentary committee found that a terminally ill person took their own life once every four days in Queensland

Queensland should become Australia’s third state to legalise voluntary euthanasia, the State Parliament’s health committee says.

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A year-long investigation found most Queenslanders supported creating a voluntary assisted dying scheme for patients with terminal conditions and “prolonged suffering and discomfort”.

Currently, there is no option to help terminally ill Queenslanders die, although voluntary euthanasia has been legal in Victoria since June, while WA is set to begin allowing assisted dying in mid-2021.

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