Paul Keating welcomes defeat of voluntary euthanasia bill in NSW

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Former prime minister says state should be taking the lead on the ‘optimism of life, not the pessimism of suicide’

Former prime minister Paul Keating has welcomed the narrow defeat of NSW’s voluntary euthanasia bill in the upper house, arguing it has helped preserve Australia’s “ethical clarity”.

Keating’s remarks came after Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile was forced to admit he incorrectly recounted a horror story of an overseas bungled euthanasia during an emotional parliamentary debate.

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