Euthanasia laws pass Queensland’s parliament
Queensland will become the fifth state to legalise voluntary assisted dying, in an historic day for state parliament.
It would mean a dying person could end their life early, as long as it’s been signed off on by two doctors.
MPs debated amendments to the bill this afternoon.
Earlier today, 61 of the state’s 93 MPs voted in favour of the bill.
#BREAKING: The Queensland Parliament has read the government’s proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation for a 3rd time, meaning it has now become law, passed 61-30. Queensland is the fifth Australian state/territory to legalise voluntary euthanasia laws.
— Luke Cooper (@luke__cooper) September 16, 2021