Voluntary Assisted Dying bill introduced to Qld parliament
Michael is joined by Jos Hall, President of Dying With Dignity Queensland, regarding legislation to allow access to voluntary assisted dying in Queensland being introduced into Queensland Parliament yesterday which will now enter a 12 week consultation period before being debated by MPs in September.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 will now be scrutinised by the Health and Environment Parliamentary Committee, and will go through further public consultation.
“The path to this day has been long and considered, and paved with reverence and respect,” the Premier said.
“Many Queenslanders who have watched a loved one suffer feel passionately that there must be dignified options available to everyone.”
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