Supplementary Order Paper No 366

No 366

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Melissa Lee, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clauses 26 and 26A

Replace clauses 26 and 26A (page 17, line 29 to page 18, line 18) with:

26 No immunity from criminal and civil proceedings

Nothing in this Act gives immunity to any form of criminal or civil liability as a result of an action undertaken under this Act to terminate the life of a person.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to replace clauses 26 and 26A. These clauses provide an unreasonable level of protection to those ending the life of a person where there can be cause for legal liability to be examined.