Painted Dog’s Exclusive Poll for The West AustralianNovember 19, 2018
Painted Dog conducted an exclusive poll for The West Australian over the weekend on a pressing issue currently being discussed by West Aussies – voluntary euthanasia laws. It shows overwhelming support for voluntary euthanasia in WA – catch the full article here or read excerpt below:
“WA politicians who oppose voluntary euthanasia are out of touch with community views, as a poll conducted exclusively for The Weekend West reveals that 86 per cent of people want assisted dying made legal.
The survey of 474 voters, conducted on Thursday night in Perth and regional WA followed the State Government’s decision to introduce euthanasia laws in Parliament midway through next year.
Only 14 per cent of people surveyed said they did not want the end-of-life laws.
Ninety per cent of people aged between 50 and 59 were in favour of WA becoming only the second State to bring in euthanasia legislation.
Almost 80 per cent of people aged 70 or over want politicians to use their conscience vote to pass laws.
“This poll clearly indicates that the majority of West Australians are in favour of a safe and compassionate legal framework for voluntary assisted dying,” Health Minister Roger Cook said yesterday. “I am sure my colleagues in Parliament will be interested in this level of support in the community.”
We also asked who they’d vote for if the federal election was held – and the news isn’t good for the government. Click here for full details or see excerpt below:
“In the poll of 474 voters taken last week this had fallen to just 32 per cent under new PM Scott Morrison.
If repeated at the next election, which is expected to be held by May, it would be the worst Liberal Party result in WA since 1969.”