Where do the candidates stand on assisted dying laws?
Dying with Dignity NSW asked all candidates contesting the by-election for the vacant seat of Wentworth their views on voluntary assisted dying. We asked two questions –
Question 1: Do you, in principle, support the concept of voluntary assisted dying laws? That is, laws that would permit terminally ill people to ask for assistance to die, provided that they have decision-making capacity and are not subject to any coercion?
Question 2: Would you have supported the recent Federal Bill on restoring the rights of the Territories to legislate to allow voluntary assisted dying?
Based on their responses we created this scorecard to give voters in Wentworth an idea of which candidates support assisted dying and those who don’t.
Authorised by Penny Hackett, Dying with Dignity NSW, 24/330 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007.