Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says she hopes a bill to allow for voluntary assisted dying in the state passes Parliament.
Mersey independent MLC Mike Gaffney will table the bill in the Legislative Council on Thursday and it will be brought on for debate on September 15.
A majority of upper house members have indicated they support the bill in-principle, but a number of amendments are expected to be pitched from members during debate.
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Senator Lambie said the issue was challenging for many Tasmanians with religious connections.
"I respect people of faith - I am one myself," she said.
"Religious people worry that these laws could make older people feel like they are a burden."
Senator Lambie said evidence from Victoria and Western Australia showed there wasn't a rush of people to make use of voluntary assisted dying laws once enacted.
"Most people still want to hang on to life for as long as they can," she said.
Senator Lambie said Christianity required its followers to honour the dignity of life. "To be consistent, that has to mean honouring the dignity of a life at its end," she said.
"You cannot honour the preciousness of a person by compelling them to die on your terms instead of theirs."
This most recent attempt to enact voluntary assisted dying laws in Tasmania is the fourth in Parliament, but the first for the upper house.
Previous attempts in 2009, 2013, and 2017 have failed to make it past the House of Assembly.
Labor has indicated support for the bill, as have the Greens, and the government will allow its members to make a conscience vote.
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