Supplementary Order Paper No 264

No 264

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Chris Penk, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

In clause 2, replace “12 months” (page 2, line 5) with “3 years”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to provide a sufficiently lengthy period of time between the passage of the Act and its effective date to enable various entities to prepare themselves. In particular:

  • organisations currently involved in providing actual health care (as distinct from assisted suicide and/or euthanasia) will require time to obtain legal advice regarding their obligations under this legislation; and

  • medical professionals unwilling to remain in a profession whose mandate will include the intentional causing of death will have a reasonable opportunity to train in another field and make that employment transition.