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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...

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...

Australian poll confirms majority support assisted dying

A new independent nationwide poll released today has found that 73% of Australians support voluntary assisted dying. The poll was conducted by Essential Research from 10 to 14 August 2017 and 1,000 respondants were asked:  “If someone with a terminal illness who is experiencing unrelievable suffering asks...

Getting-to-know-you morning tea – Jamaica Blue Cafe at Erina Fair

The Committee of DWD Central Coast group warmly invite you to join them and other local members and supporters at a getting-to-know-you morning tea. When: Wednesday, 11 October, starting at 10.30 am Where: Jamaica Blue Cafe Shop T 321/322 Erina Fair Shopping Centre 620-658 Terrigal Drive Erina Fair, NSW, 2250 (next to...

Dr McPhee: Having choice enables me to embrace my life now

Diagnosed at 59 with stage four Sezary syndrome, a rare form of cancer, Dr McPhee underwent several rounds of treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, and at one point suffered multiple organ failure. Half of all patients die within five years of diagnosis of Sezary...

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...

NSW Bill presented in Parliament

On 21 September, NSW Nationals MLC Trevor Khan formally presented the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 to the NSW Legislative Council. The Bill has been prepared over the past two years by the NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying (PWGAD), consisting of the Hon. Trevor Khan...

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 Ivan is Director of Bentley Zeus Pty Ltd and has many years experience in financial planning and aged care planning. He is an accredited aged...

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...