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Passing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill would be a fitting tribute to Lara

The passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill would be a fitting tribute to the commitment and efforts that Lara Giddings has put into the Bill for many years particularly the last five. She will leave Parliament at the next election and we wish her all the

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Another example confirming the approach taken in the Tasmanian Bill

Julia Lamb’s story from Canada is a very good example of why the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill allows access to a doctor’s help for people in a situation like hers. That is, for people in the advanced stages of a serious incurable and irreversible medical condition

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Please donate to our campaign if you can

We would greatly appreciate donations for our campaign for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 to be debate in the House of Assembly on 24 May.  That is the start of the process.  If passed, the Bill will then be debated in the Legislative Council at a later

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24 May is the date of the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill!

Big News! The Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016  will be debated in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 24 May. A rally to voice support for the Bill is being organised that day, from 1 – 2 pm, on the Parliament Gardens in front of Parliament House.  Keep in

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WA well on the move to VAD legislation

The WA Health Minister Roger Cook has joined a number of his Labor colleagues including the Premier in calling for voluntary assisted dying legislation “to enable people to take control of their lives in their final stages”.  Read more.

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Great WA result for voluntary assisted dying legislation

Great news – WA has elected a Premier who supports voluntary assisted dying legislation and his views were well known before the election. Mark McGowan will become the 4th Premier to support such legislation, following Tasmanian Lara Giddings, SA’s Jay Weatherill and Victoria’s Daniel Andrews. Our then

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Progress in US – Hawaii this time

Hawaii has passed a major stage towards their assisted dying legislation.  Read more If passed, Hawaii would join the 5 US States with similar legislation – Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California and Colorado – Washington DC, and Montana which has a court ruling making assisted dying legal. 20 other States

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Progress in other States – NSW and Victoria

While Tasmania is still in line to be the first State with assisted dying legislation because a Bill has already been introduced into the Parliament, other States are moving towards it. A new Assisted Dying Bill will be debated in NSW this year.  It was announced just

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Looking ahead to an exciting and successful 2017

2017 looks as if it will be an exciting breakthrough year for assisted dying legislation in Australia, with Tasmania in an historic position to be the first State with such legislation.  The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 has already been moved in the Parliament and will be debated

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Victorian assisted dying legislation likely

There are numerous news reports that the Victorian Government is about to announce they will introduce an assisted dying Bill next year.  This may well be after the Tasmanian debate, but the news is a boost to the chances of the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill moved in

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