24 Oct 2019

Euthanasia bill: Referendum likely

From The Panel, 4:19 pm on 24 October 2019

New Zealanders will almost certainly face a referendum next year on whether to legalise voluntary euthanasia after a make-or-break vote in Parliament cleared the way.

MPs voted 63 to 57 on Wednesday night for the End of Life Choice Bill, which would allow terminally-ill adults to request assisted dying, to go to a public vote at the next election.