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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...

MP Letter Writing Guide (for members/supporters)

Writing a letter to your MP will help us get one step closer to introducing voluntary assisted dying laws in NSW. All MPs will be voting on this law and need to be aware of the consequences of not supporting a voluntary assisted dying (VAD) law....

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...

Tasmanian assisted dying bill passes unanimously

On Tuesday 10 October 2020 Tasmania's Upper House passed laws to legalise voluntary assisted dying in a final vote that was unanimous.  Independent MP Mike Gaffney's End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 was amended during the upper house debate however those amendments led to the...

Queensland Labor to introduce assisted dying laws in 2021

On Sunday 18 October 2020 Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, used her election campaign launch to announce that a re-elected Labor government would table voluntary assisted dying legislation in February 2021. It was a calculated announcement that elevated the issue of assisted dying law reform at a key...

Queensland Inquiry recommends voluntary assisted dying be legislated

A long-running parliamentary inquiry into end of life related issues has recommended that a scheme to allow voluntary assisted dying is legislated in Queensland. The recommendation is included in a report that was tabled on Tuesday 31 March 2020 by the parliament’s Health Committee. Committee chair, Mr Aaron Harper MP,...

Victorian VAD data released

On Wednesday 19 February the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board released a report covering the first six months of the operation of the Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act. In the six months from 19 June to 31 December 2019, 136 people commenced the assessment process for VAD through...

OUR SUMMER NEWSLETTER WITH THE LATEST NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS

Our Summer 2019 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. We held back publication of this newsletter so we could include the exciting news from Western Australia. On Tuesday 10 December the WA Parliament passed their...