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"Voluntary assisted dying" in Australia: the Victorian parliamentary committee's tenuous case for legalization

John Keown
Issues in Law & Medicine, 33 (1): 55-81
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In 2016 a Parliamentary Committee in Victoria, Australia, recommended the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Its report was deeply flawed. Its treatment of key objections to legalization, both principled and practical, was superficial and selective. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act, passed by the Victorian Parliament in November 2017, is built on the report's shaky foundations.

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