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Last year Ms Colleen Hartland put a motion to the Victorian Legislative assembly for referral of the Medical Treatment Act 1988 (Vic) to the Victorian Law Reform Commission for review. That Act is now nearly 25 years old.
The motion was defeated because the Government benches voted as a block against it.
Nevertheless, Government member the Hon. Philip Davis said that a motion for referring the matter to a Parliamentary Committee (rather than the VLRC) would be appropriate.
Ms Hartland has indicated she may introduce such a motion.
Contact your own members of Parliament to ask them to support Ms Hartland's motion when it comes before the Council.