Western Australia hopes to have an assisted dying law too

Western Australia hopes to have an assisted dying law too

A motion to establish an inquiry into “end-of-life choices” was put on the notice paper in June by Morley MP Amber-Jade Sanderson. It called for a committee to examine “the need for laws in Western Australia to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end-of-life choices”. Mandurah MP David Templeman, who is the government minister responsible for which laws are debated, has told media that the establishment of this committee of inquiry would be debated in August.

Click for article in WA Today ‘Euthanasia: WA parliament to consider end-of-life legislation’ 27 July 2017

In March Health Minister Roger Cook signalled his support for legalising euthanasia, while Greens’ Robin Chapple MLC said he would work with Labor’s Alannah MacTiernan MLCto introduce legislation.

Click for article in The West Australian ‘Chapple in new euthanasia bid’ 27 March 2017

In June Premier Mark McGowan said he supported euthanasia but would prefer for MPs to exercise a conscience vote on the issue rather than toe a party line.

Click for article in The West Australian ‘Labor to vote on legalising euthanasia inquiry for WA Parliament’ 14 June 2017