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‘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...

Compelling speeches support Victorian bill through to committee stage

After nearly two weeks of strong campaigning by supporters and opponents of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, following passage of the bill in the Victorian Lower House (by a vote of 47 to 37).  debate began in the Victorian Upper House on 2 November. Two days of emotionally-charged...

Debate on assisted dying bill begins in NSW Parliament

Debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 in the NSW Legislative Council is due to begin next week.  This follows on from NSW Nationals MLC Trevor Khan's Second Reading speech on the Bill on 21 September, 2017. If the Upper House MPs vote to pass the Bill, it is...

Victorian MPs insist on amendments to pass assisted dying bill

As the Victorian government prepares for debate on the Voluntary ­Assisted Dying Bill to begin in their Legislative Council on 2 November, the numbers of supporting MPs is close to the number required. The government has been forced to consider amendments, with key Upper House MPs...

Debate on Victorian Bill begins today

This afternoon the Victorian Government is scheduled to start four days and debate, followed by a conscience vote in their Legislative Assembly on their Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. Channel 9 News interviewed with Victorian Health Minister, Jill Hennessy, who introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, less...

Victorian Government Bill in Parliament

On 20 September, 2017 the Andrews Labor Government introduced a Bill into the Victorian Parliament to legalise voluntary assisted dying in Victoria. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 [Victoria] was tabled by Health Minister Jill Hennessy, with the second reading the following day. Debate in the Victorian...

Support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW)

On 8 August, notice was given in the NSW Legislative Council for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. NSW Nationals MLC Trevor Khan will formally initiate the bill in Parliament on September 21 with a second reading speech in the upper house, and formal debate to begin...