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Open letter to the Premier of Victoria from Heads of Churches

August 1st, 2017

An open letter was sent to the Premier Daniel Andrews on the 31st of July 2017 by heads of Churches in Victoria. It is reported that Legislation regarding Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia will be debated in the Victorian parliament by the end of the year following a recent report on this matter being accepted by the Premier. A working group has been set up to consider Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. A motion passed at Synod in May for this group to "investigate the theological and pastoral implications of ministry to the dying, including “assisted dying.” Archdeacon Phil Muston is heading the working group.