Doctors and lawyers condemn euthanasia Bill

DOCTORS and lawyers have joined forces in a bid to stop State Parliament legalising voluntary euthanasia.

In a joint statement, the Australian Medical Association's SA president, Dr Peter Sharley, and Law Society president Ralph Bonig oppose amendments that would make it easier for doctors to provide treatment that shortened a person's life.

Dr Sharley said there was a "serious lack of protection for patients" in MP Steph Key's Bill, which provides a defence for doctors to end a life.