Here’s what you need to know about Tasmania’s voluntary assisted dying bill | ABC News

This week voluntary assisted dying legislation will undergo a second reading in the Tasmanian Parliament by independent Upper House member Mike Gaffney.

It is the fourth time a bill of this kind will be debated in Tasmania. Most recently, in 2017, an attempt to introduce voluntary euthanasia laws was defeated, with eight MPs voting for and 16 voting against the bill.

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Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands.

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