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History made as voluntary assisted dying becomes law in Western Australia

Western Australia has become the third jurisdiction in the federation – and 19th in the world – to legalise euthanasia, with the...

Health Minister Roger Cook ran the Legislative Assembly through all 55 upper house amendments on Tuesday before the bill was passed just after 6pm.

  • Nathan Hondros
  • WAtoday

Holding back tears Mr Cook thanked all those involved in developing the bill and said WA was now a respectable second in introducing euthanasia legislation in Australia.

But while the new legislation is not expected to come into effect until the mid-2021, there are already calls for it to be relaxed to…

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