On Sunday December 13, New South Wales Member of Parliament Alex Greenwich announced that he will begin the process of drafting assisted dying laws and building support in NSW Parliament. There is a great public support for these laws – now around 85%.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian will face a fresh political stoush over voluntary euthanasia next year with independent MP Alex Greenwich drawing up a bill that would bring NSW into line with several other states in Australia by legalising assisted dying for terminally ill patients.
It will be the second big-ticket social reform to test the Coalition government this term after the decriminalisation of abortion last year, which prompted three MPs to announce, but ultimately withdraw, a spill motion against Ms Berejiklian’s leadership.
Read more on the website of the Sydney Morning Herald.