Victorian Euthanasia Bill
I am disappointed with the passage of an Euthanasia Bill through the Victorian upper house.
The passage of this law will set a dangerous precedent that will place many medical practitioners in a difficult position and is a highly regrettable departure to the state’s view of human life.
While I respect the democratic decision of the Victorian Parliament, with the great legal and ethical uncertainty that will be unleashed, I am hopeful that a future Victorian Parliament will reconsider the proposal.
The jubilant tone from the Victorian Premier and his Health Minister at the passage of this sensitive Bill is highly inappropriate and shows a complete lack of respect for those many Victorians who have a different view.
I commend the many Victorian Members of Parliament, of all parties, who voted against the Bill and the many people in the community who have campaigned and advocated against this change.