Renewed push to legalise euthanasia

Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan told MO today she would co-sponsor a private member’s bill to permit doctors to prescribe, prepare and/or administer a substance to help a terminally ill person end their life.

She spoke as Greens senator Richard Di Natale was about to release an exposure draft and seek a Senate inquiry on his proposed Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill.

Ms MacTiernan urged Australians to make their views known so politicians could get in step with them.

 “I think we have, as a political group, been far too timid to accept what is overwhelmingly supported by