"Australian opponents of assisted dying are seeking to undermine the democratic process here in New Zealand", says ACT Leader David Seymour.
"But I can also tell you that with 75 percent of New Zealanders consistently saying they support choice we would win a referendum".
ACT Party leader David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill will come up for debate today.
National MPs have already lined up against it, with former senior ministers calling it a licence to kill with no protections for the elderly, the disabled or the vulnerable.
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La nouvelle va bouleverser l'équilibre entre les acteurs des centres commerciaux et les enseignes. Unibail-Rodamco a de son côté une capitalisation boursière de 22 milliards d'euros.
"It's going to be a conscience vote but my party's position is that all of our members say this matter should really have gotten to the public in a referendum".
Mr Seymour said he thought a referendum could take some heat out of the issue.
"We are the only party that is 100 per cent united on this belief that it shouldn't be up to us to make that decision".
Mitchell said he understood it would be up to Labour's MPs to individually decide whether to support the NZ First Supplementary Order Paper. It allows adults suffering from a terminal or irremediable illness to ask for a medically assisted death. The second would be independent of the patient and initial doctor.
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