NSW’s voluntary assisted dying laws delayed as MPs fail to vote after marathon sitting

Posted on May 19, 2022 
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“Voluntary assisted dying is set to be legalised in NSW today, after a marathon debate in the upper house that lasted until midnight failed to produce a vote.

MPs spent more than eight hours debating nearly 100 amendments on Wednesday. …

The majority of the amendments were voted down during the debate, including the push to give aged and residential homes the power to block voluntary assisted dying taking place in their facilities.

– Report from ABC News.

Update, 1:10pm –

“Voluntary assisted dying has been made legal in New South Wales.

The legislation passed the Lower House of parliament, after a vote to accept the amendments from the Upper House.

The Upper House spent 10 hours debating amendments before a final vote of support 23 to 15.”

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