Griffith's state MP Helen Dalton has thrown her support behind a revised bid to legalise voluntary assisted dying.
Mrs Dalton said she was glad to see a new bill be introduced in NSW Parliament to legalise assisted dying for those suffering.
"I support the right of people in immense pain and terminally ill to seek assistance in ending their life," Mrs Dalton said.
"As with so many other issues, NSW is lagging behind other states."
In the electorate of Murray, data published by Dying with Dignity NSW found that there was overwhelming support for assisted dying laws across the electorate, with 80 percent of respondents believing that terminally ill patients should be able to end their own lives with medical assistance.
Mrs Dalton said NSW could learn a thing or two from Victoria's approach to the issue.
"Euthanasia was legalised but with appropriate safeguards in place."
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 was successfully passed through Victorian Parliament in November 2017, going into operation in June 2019.
Western Australia soon followed, with the legalisation of voluntary assisted dying coming into affect on July 1 2021.
South Australia and Tasmania have also recently followed with bills of their own, with residents of both states residents potentially accessing assisted dying in 2022.
The current proposal before NSW Parliament, which Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich has been drafting for six months, is approve it's hoped it could be law by December.
He is also aiming for the bill to have more co-sponsors than any other in Australian history, as a reflection of the widespread community support for the law reform.
"I do hope that members of the Liberal Party will have the same right of every other member of the parliament to express a conscience on this issue," Mr Greenwich said.
In 2017 an attempt to legalise euthanasia, introduced by Nationals MP Trevor Khan, failed to pass in the Legislative Council by just one vote.
"Four years ago, no other state had progressed with voluntary assisted dying, now every other state has," he told the Australian Associated Press recently.
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