Last night, after a heated and emotional debate, New South Wales Lower House passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, introduced by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.

All MPs had a conscious vote on the matter. With this, New South Wales becomes the last state to legalise voluntary assisted dying. However, there is still more work to do because the ACT and the Northern Territory cannot pass similar laws because of the ‘Andrews Bill’ introduced in 1997.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Shayne Higson – Vice President of Dying with Dignity New South Wales

First aired on The Wire, Friday 20 May 2022