A Commonwealth law poses legal risks for practitioners acting under state and territory voluntary assisted dying laws
November 2017 marked the start of a significant shift regarding voluntary assisted dying in Australia. After numerous reform attempts,1 in a 4‐year period, five states legalised voluntary assisted dying: Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland (Box 1). A bill will be tabled imminently in New South Wales,2 and the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory have renewed their push for reform.3
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