Yesterday we reported how a WA independent MP has flagged her intention to bring on a euthanasia debate if she is re-elected. Pundits say that Adele Carles MP has little chance of retaining her seat.
An ABC News report this morning says that Opposition Labor Leader, Mark McGowan supports euthanasia 'for the terminally ill' and would provide a conscience vote for his party's MPs and, absent anyone else proposing a bill, would likely do so himself.
As one observer said, McGowan must think that this issue is a vote winner. True, there was a survey conducted recently that suggested that some voters do rate this issue very highly. But it's just as possible that such a declaration could turn people against an MP or party.
What we can be certain about is that there will be a new bill after the dust settles in March.