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Report lauds Tasmania’s voluntary assisted dying laws as ‘among safest in the world’

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An expert panel has endorsed voluntary assisted dying laws proposed in Tasmania as having among the “most rigorous” safeguards in the world, as department heads estimate it could cost more than $2 million a year to administer.

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein asked the University of Tasmania to review independent MLC Mike Gaffney’s Bill after a majority of MPs in both chambers of parliament expressed support for the intent of the legislation last year.

The review —…



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