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‘The Truth About End of Life Choices’ Forum

On Sunday 11 November 2018, five hundred people gathered at North Sydney Leagues Club to hear Andrew Denton in conversation with a panel of eminent health professionals as they discussed the reality of end of life care in Australia and the choices we face when...

Queensland Premier launches End of Life Choices Inquiry

On the 14 November 2018, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk launched a parliamentary inquiry into the delivery of aged care, end of life and palliative care in Queensland across the health and ageing service sector. As part of the 12 month inquiry, the Health, Communities, Disability Services...

WA Government to introduce Bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying

On Monday 12 November 2018, the Western Australian Government announced that it will introduce a Bill into State Parliament next year to legalise voluntary assisted dying. The decision comes after the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices recommended the new law in its August report 'My...

OUR SPRING NEWSLETTER IS FULL OF THE LATEST AUSTRALIAN AND OVERSEAS NEWS

The issue of voluntary assisted dying continues to be a hot topic across Australia and around the world. Our Spring 2018 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest news; however, there have been important developments in Western Australian which we will post as a...

Where do the candidates stand on assisted dying laws?

Dying with Dignity NSW asked all candidates contesting the by-election for the vacant seat of Wentworth their views on voluntary assisted dying. We asked two questions - Question 1: Do you, in principle, support the concept of voluntary assisted dying laws? That is, laws that would permit...

End of life care inquiry announced in Queensland

On Sunday 2 September, the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a parliamentary inquiry into end-of-life care that would investigate a wide range of issues including palliative care and assisted dying for terminally ill adults. Supporters of assisted dying law reform welcomed the announcement made at the...

WA supporters welcome assisted dying recommendation

Hundreds of supporters rallied outside Parliament House on Thursday 23 August 2018 to hear the recommendations from the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices. The cross-party parliamentary committee has recommended the WA Government legalise voluntary assisted dying for people 'experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering...

Senators vote down Restoring Territory Rights Bill

  Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's bill to restore territory rights was defeated by two votes on Wednesday 15 August 2018, following two days of intense and emotional debate in the Senate. If passed the Restore Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 would have revoked a 20-year-old...

Debate in August to restore Territories self-government

Liberal Democratic Party Senator, David Leyonhjelm, passed a motion on 27 June 2018 to proceed with his private member’s bill, Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill. Debate in the Senate is expected from 14 to 16 August. If passed, the Bill will NOT revive the Northern...

ABC Foreign Correspondent: David Goodall ‘On His Own Terms’

Local and international media have been fascinated by the story of the 104 year old scientist from Western Australia who travelled to Switzerland to end his life in May 2018. Professor David Goodall was as an academic, researcher and author in a career that spanned 75 years. He was not...

Our Winter Newsletter is full of Australian and overseas news

If we thought 2018 was going to be a quiet year then we were mistaken. The issue of voluntary assisted dying is a hot topic across Australia and around the world. There has been a great deal of media and many developments to keep abreast...