Victorian bill in second half of 2017
A ministerial advisory panel will be established to help draft a “safe and compassionate” legislative framework for assisted dying in Victoria. The Victorian Government will introduce this bill to the Parliament in the second half of 2017 and Labor MPs will be granted a conscience vote. There is no guarantee the bill will pass through the lower and upper houses of the Parliament.
The Government’s full response to the PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry into end of life choices Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 8 December 2016.