Historic euthanasia laws pass Victorian upper house

By Benjamin Preiss
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:20pm, first published November 22 2017 - 12:00am
Emotional scenes in the upper house after the voluntary assisted dying laws passed. Photo: Jason South
Emotional scenes in the upper house after the voluntary assisted dying laws passed. Photo: Jason South

Voluntary euthanasia is set to become legal in Victoria after historic laws passed the upper house, despite ferocious opposition from conservative MPs.The bill passed the upper house with 22 votes to 18, after a marathon 28-hour sitting that began on Tuesday afternoon and ended just after 4pm on Wednesday.

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