WA Libs call for assisted dying moratorium

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will address the WA Liberal Party conference on the weekend

Putting off Western Australia's proposed voluntary assisted dying legislation will be debated at the Liberal party's state conference next weekend.

The division of Moore wants a four year moratorium on the introduction of the bill to give time to scrutinise such laws in Victoria, which were passed in November 2017 and came into effect last month.

The motion will be debated at the conference, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and will form part of WA Liberal policy if carried.

The legislation is due to be introduced in the WA parliament next month ahead of a conscience vote, while the next state election will be in 2021.

A report last month by an expert panel chaired by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker made 31 recommendations including at least 18 months between the law passing and its commencement.

The legislation should also be reviewed three years later, the panel suggested.

Other contentious motions to be discussed include removing any references to race from the constitution - just as Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt is calling for constitutional recognition.

Members will also debate opposing state government plans to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics, merging the ABC and SBS, and punishing universities that fail to take steps to protect free speech on campuses, including not providing enough security.