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Watch: Victoria's new euthanasia law

Death. It’s a bit of a taboo subject – but an unavoidable part of life. What does it mean to have a good death? And should we be able to choose when we die?

Victoria has just passed landmark legislation to legalise assisted dying for those suffering from terminal illness. It’s ‘one of the most important pieces of legislation that will be passed in Australia’s history,’ according to Dr Neera Bhatia, Senior Lecturer in Law and research expert in health law, and end-of-life decision making at Deakin University. But the law has been described as ‘the most conservative of its kind’ in the world.

Dr Bhatia believes the bill will continue to fuel contention.

Watch the video below to find out about why the bill is being seen as so controversial.

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Dr Neera Bhatia
Dr Neera Bhatia

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University Law School
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