Victorians might soon hold the right to die with dignity
VICTORIANS may soon hold the right to voluntary euthanasia, after Health Minister Jill Hennessy declared she supports the right to die with dignity and that parliament and Labor had to look at the issue closely.
Ms Hennessy is responsible for the victorian government's response to the inquiry of voluntary euthanasia, which was recommended for the state earlier this year by a cross-party parliamentary.
The response by Ms Hennessy is due by December 2016.
"I believe that as a government, and as a parliament we need to look at euthanasia very closely," Ms Hennessy told Fairfax Media.
"Personally - and I believe personal experience plays a strong role in informing people's views on this issue - I support euthanasia."
"I also think it is clear community sentiment has shifted on this issue, and there is significant community debate around euthanasia at the moment."
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