by Sean Nicholls, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2017
The debate was opened by Labor health spokesman, Walt Secord, who acknowledged the “strong, emotional, compassionate desire behind [the bill]”.
But he added: “I have not yet seen it possible to develop adequate legislative safeguards to protect people from the misuse of these laws.”
“I have not yet seen a legislative model in this area that cannot be exploited or manipulated. And I cannot support any gaps for exploitation when the consequences are so final”.
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