November 28, 2022

Victorian Premier rejects euthanasia plea

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has rejected a dying man’s request for voluntary euthanasia to be put back on the state’s agenda, saying that it should be dealt with on a national level.
Victorian
Premier Ted Baillieu has rejected a dying man’s request for voluntary euthanasia
to be put back on the state’s agenda, saying that it should be dealt with on a
national level. Mr Baillieu said that while he personally supported voluntary
euthanasia, he would not hand the matter over to the Victorian Law Reform
Commission, as requested by Melbourne lawyer Alan Rosendorff, who is dying of
cancer. A euthanasia bill was defeated in 2008 and Mr Baillieu does not want
another acrimonious debate. “I think if there is to ever be a resolution of
this it would need to happen at a national level,’” he said. Advocates for
euthanasia say that he is dodging the issue, as the federal government does not
have constitutional powers to legalise euthanasia. ~ The Age, Jul 2

 

Victorian Premier rejects euthanasia plea
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