Historic Euthanasia Laws Pass
The Age |
22 November 2017
Voluntary euthanasia is set to become legal in Victoria after historic laws passed the upper house on Wednesday, despite ferocious opposition from conservative MPs.
The bill passed the upper house with 22 votes to 18, after a marathon 28-hour sitting that began on Tuesday afternoon and ended just after 4pm on Wednesday.
Victoria is now poised to become the first Australian state to legalise such a scheme.
There were emotional scenes in the upper house as MPs wept in their seats or got up to embrace their colleagues.