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Queensland – The fifth state to pass voluntary assisted dying laws

On Thursday 16 September 2021, Queensland became the fifth Australian state to pass voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation and the third this year. Victoria’s scheme has been operating for more than two years and WA’s law has been operating for over two months. Tasmania and SA...

Our Spring newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. The COVID crisis and state-wide lockdown have delayed our campaign for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws here in New South Wales. Are we disappointed? Yes. Are...

A Field of Hearts in place of a rally

Send your message to Members of the NSW Parliament in our Field of Hearts. Our plans for a big rally outside NSW Parliament have been wiped out by the COVID restrictions, but we decided to show our support for assisted dying laws and honour our loved...

Draft Consultation Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill released in NSW

This week Alex Greenwich, the independent Member for Sydney, has honoured a commitment made earlier this year by releasing his draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, allowing for a period of consultation with his parliamentary colleagues and key stakeholders before he introduces the Bill into...

South Australia – The fourth state to pass voluntary assisted dying laws

On Thursday 24 June 2021, South Australia became the fourth Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying - and the second this year. South Australia's House of Assembly approved final amendments and ratified the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020 at 11am. This historic moment comes after...

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...