Front-runners in the race to become the next member for Rosevears say they're yet to make up their minds on how they'll vote when a bill to allow voluntary assisted dying is tabled in the Legislative Council later this year.
Mersey independent MLC Mike Gaffney created the bill and whoever becomes the new Rosevears MLC after the August 1 election will be required to vote on it.
Independent candidate Vivienne Gale said constituents had a right to know which way candidates would vote.
"At this late stage having no position is a position in itself," Ms Gale said.
"It shows a lack of involvement in the consultation process, an inability to review the legislation and comment on it and a reluctance to canvass the community views in regards to this crucial issue."
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Ms Gale supports the bill because "people faced with serious, incurable and irreversible medical conditions should have the right to choose".
Independent candidate Janie Finlay vowed to make a decision when the bill was tabled because "so much can change between now and then".
"As a 22-year-old, with the loving support of friends and family, I cared for my mum throughout her aggressive cancer journey until she died," Ms Finlay said.
"If I am elected I will proudly and independently consider this bill with an open mind and am hopeful it is tabled in a form that can be supported."
Liberal candidate Jo Palmer said that in her youth, she cared for her father who had multiple sclerosis and once asked her to help him die.
"Years later...he thanked me for being brave enough those years earlier to not do what he had asked," Ms Palmer recalled.
"The job of a legislative councillor is to review legislation. It would be inappropriate and disrespectful to the position to decide one way or another without fully reviewing what is put in front of the Legislative Council."
Independent candidate David Fry does not support the bill. Mr Fry's mother's death from cancer and care at a now closed Hospice in Kings Meadows highlighted the need for palliative care services, he said.
"She faced that difficult time with the love of her family, the support of her friends and the loving expert care of the staff at the Hospice and passed away peacefully, pain properly managed, with family and pastoral support by her side," Mr Fry said.
Labor candidate Jess Greene previously opposed voluntary assisted dying.
"I have supported a family member at the end of her life and through watching that suffering I now firmly believe the choice should be up to the individual," she explained.
"This [proposed] bill ensures appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure there is no coercion and the process is under careful watch of medical professionals."
Greens candidate Jack Davenport supported the bill and said it was "about compassion and respect for human dignity and recognising that for some people enduring agonising suffering, palliative care is not enough to provide relief".