What is changing the view of Victorian politicians?
The day after Health Minister Jill Hennessy declared her support for law reform on assisted dying, seven of her cabinet colleagues followed suit, including Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, who said that Monday will mark exactly two years to the day that her daughter Sinead died of cancer, aged 13. She opened up about how Sinead went “from being fit as a fiddle, to a diagnosis that was diabolical”. Premier Andrew’s recent experience of his father’s death has been the catalyst for his change of heart on VAD.
Click for PDF of article from The Age 11/12/16 – family-tragedy-article-the-age-111216
On 15/11/16 Matt Wordsworth from ABC Lateline spoke with Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem about why he changed his mind on the issue of assisted dying.
Click for video (5.50 mins) and transcript