Wednesday 01 October 2014


Your Last is the website of the recently formed national alliance that brings together all Australian state and territory dying-with-dignity and voluntary euthanasia societies to deliver choice and dignity to Australians.

It’s a great place to stay in touch with Australia’s campaign for law reform to introduce voluntary euthanasia in the form of medically assisted dying.

See the banned commercial on this website! Have some fun and join the online rally on the steps of Parliament House!

Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia - A growing group of Christians who believe that, as a demonstration of love and compassion, those with a terminal or hopeless illness should have the option of a pain-free, peaceful and dignified death with legal voluntary euthanasia. - Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice are a national organisation of Australian medical practitioners, both current and retired, who are committed to having a legal choice of providing information and assistance to rational adults, who, for reasons of having no realistic chance of cure or relief from intolerable symptoms, would like to gently end their lives.

The World Federation of Right to Die Societies founded in 1980, consists of 46 right to die organizations from 26 countries.

The Voluntary Euthanasia Party was created in 2013 to provide the choice and dignity that current legislation is denying the most vulnerable Australians. The party hopes to provide a clear political outlet for the overwhelming public support for voluntary euthanasia in Australia.

Exit International is the pro-choice voluntary euthanasia/ assisted suicide organisation founded by Dr Philip Nitschke.

Cancer Voices Australia

Cancer Voices NSW "Nothing about us without us" - Cancer Voices NSW provides the voice of people affected by cancer and is the peak coalition for NSW cancer consumer groups.

The Humanist Society of NSW promotes a non-religious non-supernatural world view and supports a number of issues which certain (fundamentalist) religious interests and prominent pro-active individuals with deep religious convictions oppose, including euthanasia law reforms.

Reason Australia is a national umbrella organisation of "free thought" groups (atheists, humanists, rationalists, secularists and skeptics) and individuals who care about evidence-based reasoning and good science in public debate.

New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties is one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. Their aim is to secure the equal rights of everyone (as long as they don't infringe the rights and freedoms of others) and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the State against its people. To this end NSWCCL attempts to influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues.

Dying With Dignity ACT believes everyone deserves a peaceful death

Dying with Dignity Victoria is an active law reform and 'self help' organisation pursuing public policies and laws in the state of Victoria that enhance self-determination and dignity at the end of life.

Dying with Dignity Queensland. believes that people, particularly those who are elderly or who are suffering from a terminal or hopeless illness, should not be forced to endure severe distress against their wishes.

Dying with Dignity Tasmania seeks to achieve legislation giving effect to freedom of choice and individual human rights, so that any person suffering through illness or other medical condition, severe pain or distress for which no remedy is available that is acceptable to the person, should be entitled by law to a painless and dignified death in accordance with that person's expressed direction.

South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVE) belives that there are those among us whose personal circumstances and life perspective lead them to rationally consider a medically induced death and that it is wrong to deny that option in all circumstances: and voluntary euthanasia is a desperately needed emergency exit for some.

Western Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society(WAVES) seeks to bring about changes to the law and to medical ethics to allow a person, suffering severe pain or distress with no reasonable prospect of recovery, to receive, with the proper safeguards, a painless medically assisted and dignified death in accordance with his or her expressed wishes.

Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Society (NTVES) was formed in 1995 after the passage of Voluntary Euthanasia legislation in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Marshall Perron's Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (ROTI) was the world's first VE legislation. It survived several appeals and became usable on 1 July 1996. Four people made use of ROTI before a private member's bill in Federal Parliament in March 1997 took away the right of a territory parliament to make VE legislation. The States of Australia still have that right.

Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand seeks a change to the law to allow terminally ill patients, or those whose quality of life has diminished to an unacceptable extent, the right to a peaceful death with dignity at a time of their own choosing.

Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organisation (ERGO) holds that voluntary euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and self deliverance are all appropriate life endings depending on the individual medical and ethical circumstances.

Clinical Ethics Resource - NSW Health and Sydney Uni web-site providing NSW health professionals, as well as legal and other professionals interested in clinical and bioethics with guidelines, tools, legislation, policy, reports, articles, books and examples of legal cases.

LifeCircle engages family members, friends and community in supporting people in Australia to live well, right to the end. LifeCircle volunteer mentors, telephone counsellors and community ambassadors support resilience, connectivity and conversations among family members and friends who are involved in the caring journey, helping people to flourish through the later stages.

The Senior Agenda - a not-for-profit association that promotes healthy ageing by providing effective evidence based products and programs that assist seniors to make choices for a more active, healthy and socially satisfying lifestyle.

Pain Australia - a national not-for-profit body which aims to improve the quality of life for people with pain and their families and to minimise the burden of pain on individuals and the community by working with consumers, healthcare professionals and State and Federal Governments to implement the recommendations of the National Pain Strategy.

The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia Inc. - is a not-for profit organisation working to provide support to people living with asbestos related diseases, family members, carers and friends.

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