To Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria
Legalising euthanasia represents a profound change to Victoria’s laws.
For the first time in our history, it would be legal for doctors to kill their patients or help them kill themselves.
Legalising euthanasia is a legal and ethical minefield.
Yet the Victorian people have been largely left out of this conversation.
During the election campaign, you never once hinted that your government would introduce euthanasia legislation.
Your government has no mandate to enact such a profound social change on our state.
So we are respectfully calling on you and your government to put this issue to the people of Victoria.
We the undersigned have very real concerns about the ability of our politicians to ‘get it right’ on euthanasia.
Before you rush into this decision, we ask that you first put this issue to the people in a plebiscite so all Victorians can have their say about this important issue.