Euthanasia Bill Passes Victoria's Lower House

Amendments passed.

Euthanasia Bill Passes Victoria's Lower House (Image: Getty)

Victoria will become the first state to legalise euthanasia, with amended bill passing the lower house.

After 100 hours of debate and multiple overnight sittings, MPs voted to accept the amended bill on Wednesday.

Terminally ill patients will have the right to request a lethal drug from mid-2019 when the law will come into effect.

The bill will need royal assent first, which is considered a formality.

It will make Victoria the first state in the country to legalise assisted dying.

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