Fears Queensland euthanasia laws could lead to palliative care cuts
Sky News host Peta Credlin says she is concerned the euthanasia laws being debated in the Queensland parliament could lead to cuts in palliative care.
Queensland Opposition Leader David Crisafulli has confirmed he will vote against the legislation, arguing it is flawed because it would allow people to access euthanasia nine months before they qualify for palliative care.
“We can’t have a situation where those at the end of their life feel pressure to end it all via euthanasia because they can’t get the palliative care services that should be their right as Australians,” Ms Credlin said.
"There's also a lot of anger that faith-based health and aged care facilities will be forced to allow euthanasia when it’s against the conscience of nurses, doctors and providers.
“The Queensland premier says she’ll sort all of that out by issuing guidelines, but they are refusing to fix the concerns in the legislation.”