Upper house debate on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill delayed


20th October 2021
As you've no doubt heard in the media, Parliament's upper house has moved to delay dealing with the voluntary assisted dying legislation. It will still be debated in the lower house
As you've no doubt heard in the media, Parliament's upper house has moved to delay dealing with the voluntary assisted dying legislation.
It will still be debated in the lower house and hopefully I'll be able to start that debate tomorrow, but the upper house now won't consider it until February.
It's disappointing given the amount of time that MPs have had the Bill, and for the overwhelming majority of people who just want the parliament to get on with it, but Alex Greenwich and I, along with the 27 other co-sponsors, are determined to see this through.
The important thing now is that we focus on getting the Bill passed by the 93 MPs in the lower house, starting tomorrow.

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