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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Type: Private members
Status: Assented on Fri 27 May 2022 - Act No 17 of 2022 (GG. No. 240, 03/06/2022, n2022-0974)
Bill Remarks:

LA: Bill lapses in accordance with Standing Orders on 13 April 2022.

LC: Provisions of bill referred to Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice for inquiry and report by the first sitting day of 2022.

This Bill is co-sponsored by: Jenny Aitchison MP, Abigail Boyd MLC, Tim Crakanthorp MP, Hon Anthony D'Adam MLC, Helen Dalton MP, Trish Doyle MP, Lee Evans MP, Cate Faehrmann MLC, Justin Field MLC, Hon John Graham MLC, Alex Greenwich MP, Jodie Harrison MP, Jo Haylen MP, Sonia Hornery MP, Hon Emma Hurst MLC, Hon Trevor Khan MLC, Jenny Leong MP, David Mehan MP, Jamie Parker MP, Hon Mark Pearson MLC, Greg Piper MP, Hon Adam Searle MLC, David Shoebridge MLC, Tamara Smith MP, Liesl Tesch AM MP, Kate Washington MP, Hon Leslie Williams MP, Felicity Wilson MP.

Origin: Legislative Assembly
Member with Carriage: Greenwich, Alex (Searle, Adam)
Act number: 17/2022
Long Title: An Act to provide for, and regulate access to, voluntary assisted dying for persons with a terminal illness; to establish the Voluntary Assisted Dying Board; and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
Legislative Assembly
Initially introduced in the Legislative Assembly
Introduced by: Greenwich, Alex
Notice of Motion: Tue 12 Oct 2021
Introduced: Thu 14 Oct 2021
First Reading: Thu 14 Oct 2021
2R Speech: Thu 14 Oct 2021
Second Reading: Thu 14 Oct 2021
Considered in Detail: Thu 25 Nov 2021
Third Reading: Fri 26 Nov 2021
Date Passed with amdts: Fri 26 Nov 2021
Legislative Council
Member with Carriage: Searle, Adam
Introduced: Tue 22 Feb 2022
First Reading: Tue 22 Feb 2022
2R Speech: Wed 23 Feb 2022
Second Reading: Wed 11 May 2022
Date Committed: Wed 18 May 2022
: Thu 19 May 2022
Passed with Amendments: Thu 19 May 2022
Third Reading: Thu 19 May 2022
Date Passed with amdts: Thu 19 May 2022
Returned to LA: Thu 19 May 2022
LA agrees with LC amendments: Thu 19 May 2022
  • Passed Parliament: Thu 19 May 2022
  • Assented: Fri 27 May 2022
Documents and Transcripts
Text of Bill:
Passed by both Houses.pdf Passed by both Houses.pdf
Previous Version(s):
Second Print.pdf Second Print.pdf
First Print.pdf First Print.pdf
Explanatory Notes:
XN Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021.pdf XN Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021.pdf

Transcript of speeches:
2R Speech LA Not available at this stage.
2R Speech LC Second Reading Speech LC

Amendments for Consideration:
Legislative Assembly
Zangari - c2021-258A.pdf Zangari - c2021-258A.pdf
Ward - c2021-254F.pdf Ward - c2021-254F.pdf
Conolly - c2021-209D.pdf Conolly - c2021-209D.pdf
L Williams - c2021-204E.pdf L Williams - c2021-204E.pdf
Conolly - c2021-241B.pdf Conolly - c2021-241B.pdf
Conolly - c2021-253B.pdf Conolly - c2021-253B.pdf
Conolly - c2021-252A.pdf Conolly - c2021-252A.pdf
Henskens - c2021-168O.pdf Henskens - c2021-168O.pdf
Conolly - c2021-237A.pdf Conolly - c2021-237A.pdf
N Smith - c2021-211C.pdf N Smith - c2021-211C.pdf
Davies - c2021-236B.pdf Davies - c2021-236B.pdf
Stokes - c2021-195C.pdf Stokes - c2021-195C.pdf
McGirr-c2021-210C.pdf McGirr-c2021-210C.pdf
Speakman - c2021-206A.pdf Speakman - c2021-206A.pdf
Ward - c2021-225C.pdf Ward - c2021-225C.pdf
Coure - c2021-205B.pdf Coure - c2021-205B.pdf
Conolly - c2021-208B.pdf Conolly - c2021-208B.pdf
ONeill - c2021-184C.pdf ONeill - c2021-184C.pdf
Legislative Council
Searle c2022-105B.pdf Searle c2022-105B.pdf
Mitchell c2022-002A.pdf Mitchell c2022-002A.pdf
Nile c2022-101B.pdf Nile c2022-101B.pdf
Donnelly c2022-075F.pdf Donnelly c2022-075F.pdf
Mitchell c2022-087A.pdf Mitchell c2022-087A.pdf
Mitchell c2022-065A.pdf Mitchell c2022-065A.pdf
Nile c2022-097.pdf Nile c2022-097.pdf
Donnelly c2022-076C.pdf Donnelly c2022-076C.pdf
Borsak c2022-088B.pdf Borsak c2022-088B.pdf
Borsak c2022-095B.pdf Borsak c2022-095B.pdf
Donnelly c2022-096.pdf Donnelly c2022-096.pdf
Donnelly c2022-093B.pdf Donnelly c2022-093B.pdf
Donnelly - c2022-074A.pdf Donnelly - c2022-074A.pdf

Amendments Agreed To:
Legislative Assembly
LA - Amendments Agreed to - Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021.pdf LA - Amendments Agreed to - Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021.pdf
Legislative Council
Schedule of Amendments - Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.pdf Schedule of Amendments - Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.pdf

Bill digest
See Legislation Review Digest No. 35 for an examination of this Bill by the Legislation Review Committee.