Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Due to be Introduced in NSW Parliament Today [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Due to be Introduced in NSW Parliament Today [Headlines]

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has asked the Treasurer to look at more opportunities to invest in palliative care ahead of the introduction of a bill.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 14 Oct 2021News

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NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said he has asked the Treasurer to look at more opportunities to invest in palliative care ahead of the introduction of a bill allowing euthanasia.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying bill is due to be introduced in NSW Parliament today.

An additional two $25 Dine & Discover vouchers will be offered to people across New South Wales in a bid to boost the hospitality industry.

The State Government will also offer grants to businesses and relax rules on alfresco dining as part of the recovery package.

A meeting will be held today to decide on the timing for regional travel once NSW hits 80 per cent double-dose COVID vaccination.

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The cost of renting is starting to climb again, driven by increases in Melbourne and Sydney.

Unit rents increased nationally for the first time since before the pandemic.

A supercell of thunderstorms is forecast to batter parts of eastern Australia.

New South Wales could experience a drenching, with storms forecast to develop in some parts later in the day.

Overseas:

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said up to seven million people are in urgent need of food aid.

Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has set a new world record for swimming the English Channel.

She’s completed her 44th crossing.

American actor William Shatner has become the oldest person to travel to space, aged 90, after completing his trip on board a tourist rocket.

Australian Chris Boshuizen was also on board the 10-minute flight.