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Our Spring newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Spring 2022 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments in New South Wales as well as news from across Australia and around the world. By now, you will be aware that the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill was finally passed into...

World Right to Die Day – World of Champions

There are many forces that differentiate us in the world: politics, religion, beliefs, to name only a few. One thing that unites us is the desire to die with dignity. Asunción Alvarez, president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies said, “Around the globe, many people  fight to make...

Tasmania’s voluntary assisted dying law comes into effect

On Sunday 23 October 2022, the Tasmanian voluntary assisted dying law that passed in March last year came into effect. Dying With Dignity Tasmania's president Hilde Nilsson said advocates had been campaigning for voluntary assisted dying laws for decades. “At long last Tasmanians will have a choice...

Where to now for Dying with Dignity NSW? Catch up on August Webinar

On Wednesday 31 August 2022, three months after NSW passed its Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) law, Dying with Dignity NSW held a webinar for members and supporters. Over two hundred supporters took part in the live Zoom webinar to find out when and how NSW residents...

Limited edition cookbook will raise funds for Dying with Dignity NSW

A very generous DWD supporter has produced a unique cookbook to honour her Nana Corrie while raising funds for Dying with Dignity NSW. Tanya Lee launched the Death by Corrie Cookbook last month. The Death By Corrie Cookbook breaks all the rules! This is a cookbook that forgoes healthy...

NSW becomes the 6th state to pass VAD laws

Just after midday on Thursday 19th May 2022, after decades of campaigning, NSW became the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing terminally ill people the right to voluntarily end their own life, at a time of their choosing, when their suffering becomes intolerable....

VAD Bill passes first vote in the Upper House

Dying with Dignity NSW and its supporters were thrilled when the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed the Second Reading vote in the Upper House, by a margin of 20-17 votes on Thursday 11 May. The Bill will now move to the Committee stage for amendments, expected...