Voluntary assisted dying bill draws multiparty support across NSW Parliament

Twenty-eight MPs from across the NSW Parliament will support new legislation to legalise voluntary euthanasia, the highest number of co-sponsors to a bill in the history of any Australian parliament.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is the first major parliamentary test for new Premier Dominic Perrottet, who has promised to allow a conscience vote on the issue which is likely to be highly divisive within the Liberal Party.

Neither Mr Perrottet nor Labor Opposition Leader Chris Minns support the bill.

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NSW Independent MP Alex Greenwich delivers a petition in favour of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to NSW Parliament. Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

[Source: Sydney Morning Herald]

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