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Euthanasia vote was 'Victoria at its best', says Premier Daniel Andrews

Euthanasia Assisted dying Victoria

Victoria is poised to become the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying after a historic bill was passed yesterday in the state parliament.

After a marathon debate — MPs in the Upper House voted 22 to 18 to allow terminally ill patients in Victoria to legally end their own lives.

If the bill is passed by the lower house — and that seems certain — Victoria will become the first jurisdiction in Australia in 20 years to allow voluntary euthanasia — setting a precedent for other states to follow.

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, told Fran Kelly why he believes this truly is Victoria at its best.

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