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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...

DWD Central Coast final quarterly meeting for 2017

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 376 343 or Joy...

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...

Latest poll shows 85% of Australians support assisted dying

A special Roy Morgan Snap SMS Survey was conducted on the night of 2 November, 2017 with a representative cross-section of 1,386 Australians aged 18+. Respondents were asked: “If a hopelessly ill patient with no chance of recovering asks for a lethal dose, should a...

Support Annie’s right to choose

Annie Gabrielides has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is fighting for the right to choose a peaceful death. Early in 2017, she was given a 12 month prognosis. Annie says she is terrified of an undignified, drawn out and painful death. Annie's MND has progressed rapidly....

Sue Jensen: My life, my choice

Sue Jensen is 60 years old and has oesophageal cancer, which has spread to her lungs. With Voluntary Assisted Dying bills now in the Parliaments of Victoria and NSW, Sue Jensen spoke to ABC Lateline's Emily Stewart: "I'm putting my voice out there because there's three...

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...

Why the Victorian Premier changed his mind on assisted dying law

When Daniel Andrews was elected as Premier of Victoria in 2014 he was a devout Catholic, who was personally opposed to voluntary assisted dying, as was his Catholic deputy, James Merlino. A year and a half later, his beloved father, Bob Andrews died from cancer. On...