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Thursday 23 September 2021

This morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO, Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie for the presentation of the following Bill to which the Governor granted Royal Assent:

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act about access to voluntary assisted dying and related matters, and to amend this Act, the Coroners Act 2003, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 and the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 for particular purposes.

The granting of Royal Assent to Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly is one of the Governor's key constitutional duties, and is an integral part of an Act of Parliament becoming the law of the land.