World War II veteran campaigns for voluntary euthanasia

RIGHT TO DECIDE: Mount Gambier World War II veteran Charlie Miller expresses his disappointment attempts to pass voluntary euthanasia legislation through State Parliament have failed again.	     Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

RIGHT TO DECIDE: Mount Gambier World War II veteran Charlie Miller expresses his disappointment attempts to pass voluntary euthanasia legislation through State Parliament have failed again. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

ONE of Mount Gambier's most decorated war veterans has expressed disappointment a proposed vote in State Parliament to progress voluntary euthanasia in South Australia is likely to be called off today.

The controversial Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2016 was expected to be voted on today, but it is understood Liberal MP Duncan McFetridge will instead introduce a tweaked Bill with tighter controls.

World War II veteran Charlie Miller - who campaigned on the issue in 2013 - said yesterday he was disappointed parliament had yet to make a decision on this important issue.

"I have seen so many of my friends suffer and their lives needlessly delayed to the point where they have no enjoyment," the 92-year-old former air force pilot said.

"People should have the right to choose - I want the right to choose," Mr Miller said.

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