SA Hansard 2011-21

SA Hansard 2011-21

The Hansard record for the most recent Bills debated in the South Australian Parliament is provided below. The most recent Bills are listed first, with the dates of the most recent debate listed first. 

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was tabled in the Legislative Council and House of Assembly on December 2, 2020. Debate was adjourned until 2021.

March 17, May 5, House of Assembly, Second Reading speeches, Bill withdrawn

May 5, 2021, Legislative Council, Committee stage, Vote on Third Reading, passed 14 votes to 7

March 31, 2021, Legislative Council, Final Second Reading speeches, Vote on Second Reading, Clause 1

March 17, 2021, Legislative Council; Second Reading speeches

March 17, 2021, House of Assembly; Second Reading speeches

December 2, 2020, Hon Kyam Maher, Hon Mark Parnell, Second Reading speeches.

December 2, 2020, Dr Susan Close Second Reading speech. 

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April 4, 2019, Motion passed, HOA and Legislative Council

April 3, 2019, Debate on Motion to establish Committee

March 20, 2019, Hon Kyam Maher


Hon Kyam Maher meets Belinda Teh on the steps of the South Australian Parliament during her 2019 walk across Australia in support of VAD in WA.




Death with Dignity Bill 2016

November 16-17 Committee Stage and Vote

November 16 Second Reading Speeches

November 15 Second Reading Speeches

November 3 Second Reading Speech

October 20 Second Reading Speech - Tabling by Dr Duncan McFetridge 

​Hon Steven Marshall (then Opposition Leader), Hon Jay Weatherill (then Premier), Andrew Denton discussing the Bill at a forum in Old Parliament House, November 2016.

Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2016

October 20 Second Reading Speeches

June 9 Second Reading Speeches - includes speech from Premier, Hon Jay Weatherill, MP

April 14 Second Reading Speeches

March 10 Second Reading Speeches

February 11 Second Reading Speech - Tabling by Hon Steph Key, MP



Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2012

March 1 Tabling by Hon Bob Such MP

June 14 Speech and Vote

Criminal Law Consolidation (Medical Defences—End Of Life Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2011(known as the Medical Defences Bill)

The Medical Defences Bill was modeled on a different concept to most assisted dying Bills. The Medical Defences Bill was aimed at providing doctors with a defence if they were charged under the Criminal Code.

March 10 - October 20


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