Qld election debate: Annastacia Palaszczuk V Deb Frecklington
On the eve of the state election, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington faced off.
The premier was accused by her rival , Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington, for politicising the controversial issue when she promised to introduce the legislation to state parliament in the next few months.
"I would never ever politicise this issue like Annastacia Palaszczuk has," Ms Frecklington told the audience at the Queensland Media Club on Friday.
In response, the premier was visibly emotional when she explained why she had decided to make voluntary assisted dying a key feature of her campaign.
"Let me tell you why my views have changed on this," Ms Palaszczuk said. "I lost my grandmother and it was a very distressing time for me and like many other people, I couldn't go and see her when she passed away.
"I don't want anyone to suffer. I don't want anyone to have to go through that and I'm saying to Queenslanders, it is a personal matter for a family and the individual and the medical practitioners.
"It is not for me to make the decision on behalf of them."
That's all from the live blog. Have a read below to see how the debate unfolded and don't forget to vote.