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Former medical association chiefs slam plans for voluntary euthanasia

by Benjamin Preiss, The Age, 20 September 2017

Mr Preiss is Education Reporter for The Age.

Now three past Victorian presidents of the Australian Medical Association – Stephen Parnis, Mukesh Haikerwal and Mark Yates – have united on the steps of Parliament to warn that the laws put the state’s most vulnerable patients at risk. They say they will be lobbying MPs right up until the bill is tabled. 

“This puts the most frail and vulnerable in our community – the dying – at profound risk,” Dr Parnis said. “They are at risk of coercion. They are at risk of not getting the medical care that they deserve and need.”

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