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New South Wales Lower House voted yes!

The NSW Lower House has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill 2021 that was introduced a month ago. The final vote, 52 votes to 32, came this afternoon after a debate on more than 160 amendments, most proposed by opponents.

What happens next?

While today’s result is a cause for celebration, the bill still has a long way to go. The bill now moves to the Upper House for an Inquiry, where the numbers are incredibly tight. The Inquiry committee will consider submissions over the end-of-year break and hold public hearings throughout December, before handing down its report early next year.  

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