Australia

Assisted dying blocked for dementia in WA

A draft report on voluntary assisted dying legislation is due to be handed down by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker.

A draft report on voluntary assisted dying legislation in Western Australia is due to be handed down by a state government-appointed panel.

The controversial laws, which are already in place in Victoria, have split WA's two top doctor organisations, with the Australian Medical Association against their introduction, and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners supporting it.

The panel led by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker is due to hand down its draft report on Thursday, with both Labor and Liberal MPs expected to be given a conscience vote on the issue in parliament, the ABC reported.

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