An expert panel has endorsed voluntary assisted dying laws proposed in Tasmania as having among the “most rigorous” safeguards in the world, as department heads estimate it could cost more than $2 million a year to administer.
- Tasmania’s Parliament will debate voluntary assisted dying laws when MPs return next week
- An expert panel has compared Tasmania’s proposed laws with what is already operational interstate and overseas
- The laws are expected to cost $2.4 million a year to administer
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein asked the University of Tasmania to review independent MLC Mike Gaffney’s Bill after a majority of MPs in both chambers of parliament expressed support for the intent of the legislation last year.
The review —…