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At May 25, Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced a bill for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) to Queensland Parliament. It followed the release of a Queensland Law Reform Commission report into voluntary assisted dying. The VAD Bill has gone to the Health Committee for a 12 week consultation period. In June 2021, a consultation period in which the public can make submissions for a proposed draft law has ended. The bill will be debated by MPs in September.

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

The bill is the result of 12 months of consultation. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: “The bill implements my government’s commitment to introduce a bill into parliament to give people the choice of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland.”

A legal framework for voluntary assisted dying (QLRC Report 2021)

On Tuesday 18 May 2021, Report no 79, A legal framework for voluntary assisted dying, is finally published by the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC).

Right to Die Societies in Queensland

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