The West Australian parliament is debating voluntary assisted dying legislation which has some differences to the Victorian model. Terminally ill people in pain and likely to have less than six months to live will be allowed to seek voluntary assisted dying under legislation proposed by the West Australian government. Premier Mark McGowan said the drafting of the new laws follows "a culmination of lengthy and comprehensive consultation on the issue." "Many people across the community who have had their parents or loved one pass away in agony want something done, and that’s what this is about," he said. “Voluntary assisted dying is a significant issue for WA and every member of parliament deserves the right to speak and vote on the legislation." WA Premier Mark McGowan has urged for a "respectful, factual and dignified debate." Under the plan, an adult Australian citizen or permanent resident, who has been a […]