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Your right to a peaceful, dignified death

Our President, Penny Hackett was interviewed for this editorial piece for the Sydney Morning Herald that was published on Wednesday 10 April 2019. In an ideal world, everyone would experience a ‘good death’ – pain free and without trauma. With scientific and medical advancements curing diseases...

Our Autumn Newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Autumn 2019 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. The NSW Election on Saturday 23 March is a chance to send a message to MPs about the overwhelming support in the community for voluntary assisted...

How Voluntary Assisted Dying Influenced the Victorian Election

Many news outlets are reporting that Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Act comes into effect in mid 2019, and how other Parliaments around the country are likely to implement similar reforms. Moves are afoot in Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland. Marshall Perron,...

‘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...