The NSW bill leaves significant questions unanswered, disquieting ethicists, lawyers and doctors.
The main arguments used by those who voted against assisted dying – including that the bill has insufficient safeguards – in Victoria's upper house, deserve further scrutiny.
When a person has a serious illness, palliative care aims to improve that person's quality of life.
The Victorian law provides if a child has made a valid advance directive including instructions to refuse a particular medical treatment, a health practitioner must not provide that treatment.
There are some myths about dying that perhaps unexpectedly harm the dying person and deserve scrutiny.