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



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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