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South Australian VAD bill 2020 passed Lower House

Supporters of euthanasia rallied on the steps of SA’s Parliament House.(ABC News: Sarah Mullins)

In the night of May 26 to 27, the South Australian VAD bill passed its first Lower House hurdle with an overwhelming majority. The House of Assembly members voted 33 to 5 in favour. Earlier this month, the bill passed the Upper House.

What’s next?

A final vote on the matter will take place on June 9. If it succeeds, South Australia will become the fourth Australian state where “voluntary assisted dying” will be legal, after Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

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