The fight for the right in Queensland
Dying with Dignity Queensland has ramped up its bid to have the Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee respond to Speaker Peter Wellington’s call for an inquiry into End of Life Choices. Dying with Dignity Qld president Sharon Tregoning of Noosa said the committee’s failure to make a decision on whether to conduct the inquiry meant it was really saying that dying Queenslanders were not important. Former Northern Territory Chief Minister Marshall Perron who has long called the Sunshine Coast home, said there had been 28 private member’s bills introduced in Australian states since the NT legislation was vetoed in 1997. Every state has had at least one Bill introduced except Queensland.