Top doctor joins calls to legalise voluntary deaths in first submissions to inquiry

A TOP doctor has called for euthanasia to be legalised, in the first public submissions to a parliamentary ­inquiry into end-of-life choices.

Royal Children’s Hospital nephrologist Dr Harley Powell was among 28 groups or individuals to support medically assisted suicide in Victoria.

“A compassionate nation like Australia needs to legalise assisted suicide,’’ he wrote in a statement.

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