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EDITORIAL || Conservative pollies line up in last-ditch effort to can voluntary assisted dying law | The Advocate



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The latest – and most promising – push for a voluntary assisted dying law in Tasmania has been challenging for the Liberal government, divided as it is between progressives who might support such reform and conservatives who most certainly would not. Back in November, when the Legislative Council was on the eve of passing Mike Gaffney’s bill, Premier Peter Gutwein announced that he was asking government agencies and an independent review panel under the University of Tasmania to consider the proposed legislation. On Monday, Mr Gutwein did as he said he would and released the independent review report and agency advice ahead of this week’s resumption of parliament. What then transpired was a concerted effort by his…

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