Supplementary Order Paper No 277

No 277

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Simon O’Connor, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4

In clause 4(c)(i) (page 4, lines 23 to 24), after “that is likely”, insert “, beyond reasonable doubt,”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to clarify that the burden of proof for determining eligibility, under the “terminal illness” criterion, is beyond reasonable doubt, being the standard employed to determine criminal guilt (for example, culpable homicide under the Crimes Act 1961).