Western Australia has become the third jurisdiction in the federation – and 19th in the world – to legalise euthanasia, with the McGowan government’s voluntary assisted dying law clearing its final parliamentary hurdle on Tuesday evening. Health Minister Roger Cook ran the Legislative Assembly through all 55 upper house amendments on Tuesday before the bill was passed just after 6pm. Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook celebrate on the floor of WA’s Legislative Assembly after the passage of the government’s euthanasia legislation.Credit:Jackson Flindell/The West Australian Holding back tears, Mr Cook thanked all those involved in developing the bill and said WA was now a respectable second Australian jurisdiction where euthanasia would be legal (a Northen Territory law was voided in 1997). But while the new legislation is not expected to come into effect until the mid-2021, there are already calls for it to be relaxed to allow […]