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Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed in the Legislative Assembly

For the first time, a Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has been passed in an Australian State Government House of Parliament.  Yesterday, 20 October, the Victorian Legislative Assembly (Lower House) passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in a vote of 47 – 37 – after a 26 hour

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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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Summary of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

A summary of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 has been added to our website.  You can access it here.

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New Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

The new Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016  was moved in the Tasmanian Parliament on 17 November 2016.  Go to more information, and to our first campaign Issues Paper, Voluntary Assisted Dying – The Basics .  Lots more information to come including in the next newsletter to be published soon.

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Urgent call – please support the SA Bill

“Remind them that their vote affects real people in real suffering”! Please, please take a few minutes to help get voluntary assisted dying legislation passed in South Australia. To do this, join the ‘Be the Bill’ campaign being run by Go Gentle Australia – go to Show your

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Salamanca on 10 September

Tomorrow, Saturday, 10 September, we have a stall at Salamanca Market. If you’re in Hobart, come and say hello, tell us your reasons for supporting voluntary assisted dying legislation and get information on what you can do to help to get it. We’re building up to the

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AGM and presentations on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

We’d love to see you at the DwDTas AGM followed by the public presentation by Lara Giddings and Cassy O’Connor on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 that they intend to move in the Tasmanian Parliament. It’s on Friday 19 August, starting at 1.30 pm, in the Nell

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Andrew Denton podcast transcripts now available

For those of you who prefer to read, rather than listen to information, the producer of Andrew Denton’s “Better Off Dead” podcast has now released transcripts for episodes 1 to 5 to DwDNSW. These transcripts are on their website now – click here. This is extremely important

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