The Government of Tasmania has requested that the University of Tasmania conduct an independent review of the End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 (the VAD Bill). The Independent Review’s Terms of Reference require the Review Panel to prepare a report to inform Members of Parliament as they consider the VAD Bill.
Specifically, the Review will compare the VAD Bill with bills and legislation in other Australian states and territories and relevant international jurisdictions on matters set out in the Terms of Reference. In doing this, the Review Panel will provide independent, objective, evidence-based analysis, and will not offer opinions nor make recommendations.
The Review Panel will be established in early December and will report to the Tasmanian Government in mid-February 2021.