The Chair’s message in the discussion paper warned that the panel will not consider feedback which simply expresses an opinion either for or against the proposed legislation.
This is not only a case of attempting to short-circuit the euthanasia debate prior to legislation being introduced into parliament, it fails to give a voice to those who are extremely concerned, have strong views or are just vehemently opposed to the government’s proposed changes.
“Regardless of an individual’s opinion, experience or expertise on euthanasia, Victorians should be able to voice their concerns without having their submission blocked or ignored,” Ms Peulich said.
“The Andrews Labor Government and Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, are attempting to ride roughshod over communities by establishing a heavily biased process on this hugely important issue.”
“The pretend consultation on the euthanasia legislation is another Labor con,” Ms Peulich said.
“Daniel Andrews and Jill Hennessey must allow Victorians and Victorian faith communities to be fully involved and consulted on all aspects of euthanasia laws which Labor plans to introduce later this year.”
Submissions will close on Monday, 10th April, 2017 and can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further Information Contact: Inga Peulich MLC (03) 9772 1366