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NSW – Bill fails to pass by one vote

Late last night, the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill failed to pass the Legislative Council at the Second Reading stage by just one vote.  Once again a majority of MPs have failed to even debate the Bill fully by considering all the sections in the Committee stage.

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Debate on the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill coming up soon!

Action for voluntary assisted dying laws continues apace! Debate on the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will start on Thursday 16 November in the upper house.  Follow its progress through Dying with Dignity NSW.

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Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill close to success

The Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has now moved closer to success than any other Australian Bill, except the Northern Territory Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995.  That law was overturned by the Federal Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, which also removed the democratic right of the Parliaments

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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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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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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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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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Optimism about Victorian inquiry recommendations

The Victorian inquiry into end of life choices will report in the next few weeks and the parliamentary committee is likely to recommend assisted dying legislation. It will do so if it acts in accordance with acceptable community principles and standards of evidence and reasoning. We are

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You can view “Australian Story” online

If you missed ‘Australian Story’ on Monday, take the opportunity to watch it online or get a transcript from the ABC Australian Story site.

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