newsCO.com.au–Details of Vic assisted dying law due

September 20, 2017

More details of Victoria’s assisted dying laws are expected to be revealed, with the bill to be read in parliament.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy introduced the bill on Wednesday and is expected to give her speech pushing the changes on Thursday.

The government says it will create the most “conservative”, self-administered assisted dying scheme in the world.

Only adult Victorians suffering a terminal illness and with less than 12 months to live will be able to access the scheme, which will also have penalties including life jail terms for anyone caught breaking the rules.

After the second reading of the bill, it will go to debate in October, with a vote expected by the end of 2017.

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