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DWD Midnorth Coast quarterly meeting

DWD Midnorth Coast quarterly meeting When: Tuesday 28 November 10 am to 12.30 noon Topic: Death doulas and funeral preparations Speakers: * Teresa Melody from Port Macquarie * Jason Nicholson from Tuncurry and DWD Midnorth Coast Convenor, Annie Quadroy, will provide an update on the latest campaign news. Everyone is welcome. $5 incl morning tea. For details...

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DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting

DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting When: Friday 24 November 10 am to 12 noon Speaker: Coral Levett, President, NSW Nurses & Midwives Association, talking about the position of the NSW Nurses & Midwives Association on Voluntary Assisted Dying. Everyone is welcome. Contact: For details phone Bev Symons on 0413...

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DWD Midnorth Coast quarterly meeting

DWD Midnorth Coast quarterly meeting When: Tuesday 29 August 10 am to 12.30 noon Topic: Moving on: retirement villages and nursing homes Speaker: Ivan McMaster from Orange and DWD Midnorth Coast Convenor, Annie Quadroy, will provide an update on the latest campaign news. Everyone is welcome. $5 incl morning tea. For details contact Annie Quadroy...

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‘Fade to Black’ in Port Macquarie

The documentary ‘Fade to Black’ is coming to Australian cinemas this August. ‘Fade to Black’ (1.5 hours) follows the travails of Peter Short, who mounted a personal campaign for legalising voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in the lead up to his death in December 2014. In addition...

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DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting

DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting When: Friday 18 August 10 am to 12 noon Topic: Advance care directives: a local perspective - Procedures at public hospitals on the Central Coast Speaker: Mr Peter Cleasby, Chairperson, Central Coast Local Health District Advance Care Planning Committee The focus is on the importance of having an...

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‘Fade to black’: Peter Short’s legacy

The documentary 'Fade to Black' is coming to Australian cinemas this August. It will be taken on a nationwide tour with screenings in every capital city followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Jeremy Ervine and a selection of special guests. The NSW screenings are: Thursday 3 August 1 pm and 6.30 pm...

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NSW Nurses & Midwives declare support for VAD

Hundreds of nurses and midwives have considered the moral and ethical challenges of assisted dying and voted in support of the need for legislative change to occur in New South Wales. More than 500 delegates attending the 72nd Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association...

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Final Report defines bill for Victorian Parliament

The Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel Final Report has made 66 recommendations around the drafting of a voluntary assisted dying law. The Panel, was headed by Professor Brian Owler, the immediate past President of the Australian Medical Association. Dr Owler said the Victorian model was closest to...

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Support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW)

The cross-party NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying has unveiled a draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW) for public consultation, with the aim of introducing it to Upper House of the NSW Parliament in September for debate shortly afterwards. The bill is the result...

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Harry’s Story

Harry Gardner, aged 90, is dying from prostate cancer and calling for the right to end his own life before he reaches the “horrific” final stages of the disease. Harry, a former scientist and talented folk musician, said he had heard the pain was “horrific” in...