Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Due to Be Debated in Parliament Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Due to Be Debated in Parliament Today [Headlines]

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will be in the spotlight again. It returns to parliament today, as a cross-party bill that would see it legalised in New South Wales.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 19 Nov 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will be in the spotlight again. It returns to parliament today, as a cross-party bill that would see it legalised in New South Wales.

So far, 20 MPs have spoken in favour, and 11 have opposed including the Premier and Opposition Leader.

All MPs have been afforded a conscience vote.

If COVID case numbers continue dropping, QR code check-ins may be phased out in low risk settings in New South Wales.

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Bushland in Kendall will be the focus today, for investigators searching for clues in the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

The three year old vanished seven years ago.

Two Sydney men have been arrested over a plot to bring more than 300 kilograms of heroin into Australia from Thailand.

The drugs were found hidden in paint drums, the haul was worth more than $100 million.

With construction now underway on the passenger terminal, Western Sydney Airport is now a step closer.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the site this morning.

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Authorities in Belarus have cleared the main camps where migrants huddled in freezing conditions at the Border with Poland.

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23-time grand slam champion, Serena Williams joined the calls for an investigation into the welfare of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.

The 35 year old has not been seen since making allegations, two weeks ago, of sexual assault against a former Chinese government official.