Media Release

Call to Delay Poorly Drafted Tasmanian Assisted Suicide Bill

There are 139 reasons to be concerned about Tasmania’s proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

A Tasmanian Government Agency advice and yesterday’s review by the University of Tasmania identified 139 issues with the Mike Gaffney Assisted Suicide Bill.

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Tasmania Director, Christopher Brohier, said, “These reports require close consideration. The bill’s flaws include:

“ACL urges the Tasmanian House of Assembly to postpone debate for four weeks to allow the 139 issues to be discussed with relevant stakeholders.

“If only one life is wrongfully ended because of a poorly drafted bill, that is an irredeemable loss to Tasmania,” said Mr Brohier. “This process must not be rushed.”


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