Voluntary assisted dying is now lawful in all Australian states. There is also widespread community support for it. Yet some residential institutions, such as hospices and aged-care facilities, are obstructing access despite the law not specifying whether they have the legal right to do so.
Advocates for legalised voluntary assisted dying say their fight to allow euthanasia in NSW is not likely to be realised this week, but advocates are hopeful the legislation will finally pass next week. NSW remains the only state in Australia that does not allow assisted dying for terminally ill people.