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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...

Final DWD Mid North Coast quarterly meeting for 2017

DWD Mid North Coast quarterly meeting When: Tuesday 28 November 10 am to 12.30 noon DWD Mid North Coast Convenor, Annie Quadroy, will provide an update on our position following defeat of the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in the Legislative Assembly on 16 November 2017. We will also...

Final Central Coast DWD group 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...

NSW assisted dying bill defeated by one vote, but we are not defeated

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was a private member's bill introduced by Nationals MP Trevor Khan, a member of the Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying. The bill, which they had developed over two years, in consultation with key stakeholders, failed to pass in...

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...

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...