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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill on track to pass the NSW Upper House

A majority of NSW Upper House members have spoken in favour of the VAD Bill bringing hope to thousands of supporters This week, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was allocated four hours of debate time in the NSW Legislative Council. This followed a similar allocation...

New Upper House petition calling for assisted dying laws to pass

Opponents of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws in NSW have started a parliamentary e-petition asking MPs to try to block the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill when it is debated in the Upper House in March. We decided to start our own petition asking Upper House MPs...

Adam Searle introduces VAD Bill in the NSW Upper House

On Wednesday 23 February 2022, Labor's Adam Searle delivered a powerful, opening Second Reading speech to commence debate of the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill 2021 in the Legislative Council. The VAD Bill has already passed in the Legislative Assembly with a convincing majority of 52...

DWD Welcomes Upper House Inquiry Report and Notice of VAD Bill

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the Report of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice for the Inquiry into the Provisions of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 that was tabled in NSW Parliament on Tuesday 22 February. The report recommends that the Legislative Council...

Our Summer newsletter with the latest news from Australia and overseas

Our Summer 2021/2022 Newsletter aims to bring everyone up-to-date with the latest developments from across Australia and around the world. Despite the COVID pandemic delaying debate of the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill in New South Wales, the Bill was able to pass decisively in the...

Did your MP support or oppose voluntary assisted dying?

Dying with Dignity NSW were delighted that the Lower House debate of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was finalised before Parliament ended for the year and that the Bill passed with a decisive majority of 52 votes to 32. Many of our supporters watched the...

VAD Bill passes final vote in the NSW Lower House 52 votes to 32

Dying with Dignity NSW were relieved and pleased to see the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 pass the final vote in the Lower House 52 votes to 32 on Friday 26 November 2021. Dying with Dignity NSW President Penny Hackett said “We congratulate members of...

VAD Bill passes Second Reading vote in the Lower House 53-36

On Thursday 25 November 2021, Dying with Dignity NSW celebrated as the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 passed its first major hurdle in the Lower House. Dying with Dignity NSW President Penny Hackett said “Today is a significant milestone for the tens of thousands of...

Dying with Dignity welcomes start of debate on voluntary assisted dying

On Friday 12 November 2021 Dying with Dignity NSW welcomed the start of debate on the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in the Lower House. Dying with Dignity NSW President, Penny Hackett said “Today is a milestone moment in our campaign for voluntary assisted dying...