24 Oct 2019

NZ First insist on euthanasia referendum

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 24 October 2019

New Zealanders are likely to face a referendum next year on whether to legalise voluntary euthanasia after a make-or-break vote in Parliament last night. MPs voted 63 to 57 to amend the End of Life Choice Bill to make it dependent on there being a binding public vote in favour. New Zealand First, whose nine votes were considered essential to get the proposed law passed, insisted on a referenda on the issue. Winston Peters spoke with Philippa Tolley.