Community views sought on choices for end of life

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A Victorian parliamentary inquiry is seeking community views on the need for laws to allow people broader scope in their end of life choices.

Chair of the Victorian Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee, Edward O’Donohue, said the inquiry is an opportunity for all Victorians to have their say on an issue that affects everyone.

“The Committee will be carefully examining all the issues around end of life care including palliative care, the practices of physicians assisting at this stage, practices in other jurisdictions and the current framework of legislation,” Mr O’Donohue said.

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Crime Commission Report: ‘Blueprint for Regulating Illicit Drugs’, MP.

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Yesterday’s release of the Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime, is all the proof that Tony Abbott needs to end prohibition as a regulatory model for controlling illicit drug use in Australia.

Victorian Upper House member, Fiona Patten, said that recent record drug seizures by the AFP were nothing for the community to feel good about and that new record seizures every year simply confirmed that illicit drug use was escalating out of control.  “They simply show, for all to see, that prohibition is now a complete and utter failure as a means to regulate illicit drugs and all it does, is make crime gangs rich”, she said.

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