How to develop successful legislation like Voluntary Assisted Dying

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Voluntary Assisted Dying was not legal in an Australian state until legislation passed in Victoria in 2017 – a change which represented a major shift in individual autonomy. Aussie researchers have described the process that led to the historic legislation in a new paper, including the involvement of the Victorian community and extensive consultation and research. Through documenting this process, researchers hope to inform future successful legislative changes.

Journal/conference: Australian Health Review

DOI: 10.1071/AH18172

Organisation/s: Monash University, Flinders University, The University of Sydney

Funder: This research did not receive any specific funding.


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