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RT @tminear: So @rharris334 is officially on the #auspol Press Gallery committee for 2018, with @CroweDM taking over as president. Great news!
So, in 18 months hundreds of terminally ill patients will be able to apply for lethal medication up to six months before expected death - MNS and MS patients will have 12 months. Must be of sound mind and make request 3 times over 10 days , plus approved by 2 doctors #springst
Victoria’s first voluntary euthanasia scheme has passed both houses of State Parliament - on voices in the end (after reasoned amendment defeated earlier) #springst
Opponents sticking by decision saying that the precedent on conscience matters is not to pair, and that Melina Bath (who had been in car accident and was ‘no’) wasn’t paired in upper house. Everyone wants their name recorded as ‘no’ or ‘yes’
I’m told those opposing #VAD have refused to pair ‘yes’ voter @NatHutchins during today’s debate - even though the minister is at her husband’s funeral. Seems extraordinary given bill has gone through upper house #springst
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