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Assisted dying to become legal in Victoria

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Victoria will be the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying after parliament passed new laws.

The state's upper house on Wednesday took a vote, with 22 of 40 MPs supporting the legislation which has been thoroughly debated and widely amended since it was introduced by the Labor government.

The outcome follows a second night-long sitting of the legislative council and amendments must now be approved by the lower house but are not expected to be opposed.

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