THE Labor and Greens leaders have introduced a so-called private member’s bill into the State Parliament with the title Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (George Orwell would approve).

There are fewer than nine more sitting days before the expected state election.

Whatever opinions are on legislating to facilitate euthanasia (and I am not a supporter), no fair-minded person could possibly agree that this short period will allow a reasoned debate and the opportunity for the bill and its consequences to be adequately examined by both Houses.

Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim should accept that, in the limited time this Parliament still has to go, it would be better spent debating ways of improving our economy, encouraging investment and growing jobs.

They should shelve hastily drafted legislation which fundamentally changes our law until there can be proper scrutiny and public debate.

– DON MORRIS, Liberal candidate for Rosevears.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

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