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Goodall’s death and the fears of many elderly Australians

Local and international media were fascinated by the story of the 104 year old scientist from Western Australia who travelled to Switzerland to end his life in May 2018. [caption id="attachment_12250" align="alignright" width="400"] Dr David Goodall, described as Australia's oldest working scientist, has produced more than 100 research papers,...

DWD NSW AGM in Sydney

When: Saturday 17 March 2018 - 1 pm to 3.30 pm Agenda: The Annual General Meeting formalities include reports from both the DWD NSW President and the DWD NSW Treasurer and the election of DWD NSW directors for the next 12 months. There will be an opportunity to...

Lynda Voltz MP spoke frankly at our DWD NSW AGM

Thanks to all those who attended our 2018 Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 17 March. We were very fortunate to have as our guest speaker the Hon. Lynda Voltz MLC, a Labor Upper House MP, the Shadow Minister for Sport and Veterans Affairs, and member...

Our Autumn newsletter has the latest news from across Australia

2017 was a big year for the voluntary assisted dying campaign in NSW and this newsletter includes or plans for 2018 and 2019. Read about what you can do now to help maintain the momentum that is building up across Australia and in many jurisdictions...

DWD Mid North Coast quarterly meeting – with Kiki Paul

DWD Mid North Coast quarterly meeting When: Tuesday 27 February 2018 - 10 am to 12 noon Topic: Lessons On Success: Legalising Assisted Dying in Victoria.   Guest Speaker: Kiki Paul, Go Gentle Australia CEO. Kiki is an experienced business professional who was Co-Founder and General Manager of investment advisory group, Moneytree, for 20...

DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting – with Dr Faruqi

DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting When: Friday 16 February 2018 - 10 am to 12 noon Topic : Legalising voluntary assisted dying in NSW: Why the Bill failed in 2017 and ways forward in 2018. Guest Speaker: Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens MLC and member of the NSW Parliamentary Working Group...

What is the status of the NSW assisted dying bill?

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 failed to pass in the NSW Upper House by one vote. All MPs were given a conscience vote (apart from the 5 Greens who supported it as party policy and the 2 Christian Democrats who opposed it as...

Annie was so brave and made a difference

Tragically, the beautiful and courageous Annie Gabrielides passed away on 16 January 2018, aged 55. Her final moments were at home (her paradise) surrounded by her loving family. Annie had Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and spent the last precious year of her life being the...

Our Summer 2017 newsletter is out now. It’s full of news and insights

The DWD NSW Summer 2017 Newsletter is a special edition focusing on the NSW and Victorian voluntary assisted dying (VAD) bills, which coincidentally were debated within just a few days of each other. The passage of the Victorian Bill and the narrow defeat of the NSW...