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Our Autumn newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Autumn 2021 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. It's been a long time coming but NSW Parliament looks set to debate a voluntary assisted dying (VAD) Bill later this year. We report on how...

Spain passes voluntary assisted dying law

On Thursday 18 March, Spain became the latest European country to pass voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws to allow adults with ‘serious and incurable’ diseases that cause ‘unbearable suffering’ to choose to end their lives. Tweeting just minutes after the vote, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro...

Tasmania has become the third state to pass VAD laws

Tasmania was certain to become the third state to legalise voluntary assisted dying (VAD) after an overwhelming majority of the state’s House of Assembly passed Mike Gaffney’s End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020, 16 votes to 6 in favour in early March. There were...

Northern Rivers DWD champions off to a great start

Dying with Dignity supporters in the Northern Rivers region launched their on-the-ground, grassroots campaign in Lismore on Monday 8 February to show their local MPs just how much community support there is for voluntary assisted dying laws. Stall volunteers were very pleased with the response as...

Newcastle supporters launch campaign blitz for voluntary assisted dying laws

DWD supporters held an on-the-ground campaign blitz across Newcastle on Saturday 30 January 2021 to show MPs just how much community support there is for voluntary assisted dying laws. The Newcastle campaign blitz, organised by local community champions, comes as Alex Greenwich MP drafts a...

Our Summer newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Summer 2020/21 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. It has been an eventful and exciting few months for the dying with dignity movement in Australia and New Zealand with a series of “firsts” giving...

New petition for assisted dying laws in NSW

Dying with Dignity has launched a petition to kick start a renewed campaign to achieve voluntary assisted dying (VAD) law reform in NSW. This comes on the back of news that independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, in response to the growing momentum for change, will...