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Time Qld followed Victoria’s euthanasia lead

Terminally ill people in Victoria can now legally ask their doctor to help them die with Australia’s only euthanasia laws now in effect.

The laws lay down 68 strict safeguards and conditions that patients must meet before they can be given approval to access voluntary assisted dying.

A parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia is now underway in Queensland and is due to report in November.

David Muir is the chairman of the pro-euthanasia group the Clem Jones Trust and he tells Mark our parliament needs to act before next year’s election so the issue doesn’t become a political football.

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