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.
- Go Gentle Australia op Instagram: “BREAKING NEWS The NSW Legislative Assembly has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 by 52 votes to 32🎉✨✨ This is the furthest a…”
- VAD Bill passes Second Reading vote in the Lower House 53-36 – Dying with Dignity (dwdnsw.org.au)