To the Tasmanian Labor Party,
For decades the Labor Party has had a proud tradition of granting its MPs a conscience vote on life and death issues like euthanasia and abortion.
It is important that on matters like this, members of parliament are free to vote according to their conscience.
However delegates in recent Labor State Conferences have voted to strip your MPs of this important right.
This means that every Labor MP will be forced to vote for this dangerous policy.
This is despite the fact your party has provided no detailed policy on the issue, produced no draft legislation, and cannot say what ‘safeguards’ may or may not be a part of any euthanasia legislation.
I ask Tasmanian Labor to guarantee that Labor MPs will not be forced to vote for euthanasia or assisted suicide legislation against their conscience.