End of life bill approved in landslide referendum

Staff reporters
Fri, 30 Oct 2020

An overwhelming majority voted in favour of the End of Life Choice Referendum, with more than 65 percent, or 1.5 million, supporting the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force, with just 815,000 opposed.The Act has already been approved by parliament, subject to the referendum, and will come into effect 12 months after the official result of the vote is declared on Nov. 6.Special votes are still being counted and the final result will be announced next Tuesday, but the wide gap is unlikely to be closed.The law offers the choice to those...

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