Victorian Assisted Dying Law Comes Into Effect

  • June 19, 2019

Today the State of Victoria, Australia, enacts the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says, "We've taken a compassionate approach to give to people that choice, those options, that dignity hopefully for a good death which is a really important part of a good quality of life as well."

You can read more about how the Victorian legislation will work here: 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/113561090/assisted-dying-how-victorias-euthanasia-laws-will-work-in-australia 

Read the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 here: 

http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/f932b66241ecf1b7ca256e92000e23be/B320E209775D253CCA2581ED00114C60/%24FILE/17-061aa%20authorised.pdf