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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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Latest newsletter now available

The August 2017 newsletter is now available. It contains important information about our AGM on 22 August and invites nominations for all positions.  Please come along and add your voice to the discussion about plans for the State election and the next Bill. 18 August is another

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Thank you to everyone for your support

Thank you to everyone for your support following the defeat of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill last week.  And for making clear your views about the behaviour of the 16 politicians who turned their backs on compassion and respect for their fellow Tasmanians – who failed to

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Devastating defeat of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill on 24 May

We’re devastated – and angry – this morning at the defeat of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, 8 votes to 16 yesterday. Our rally attracted over 400 people – more on that later. Lara Giddings and Cassy O’Connor did a magnificent job in putting the case for compassion

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If you haven’t yet done so, ask your MP to please vote for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Time is getting short before the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016  in the House of Assembly tomorrow, 24 May.  And our rally between 1 and 2 in the Parliament Gardens. The strategies of opponents  – yes, the same ones as always – are as obvious

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No, it isn’t true that voluntary assisted dying laws cause more suicides

This is an excellent article by Neil Francis refuting claims by Professor Margaret Somerville (remember her on Q&A?) that suicides have increased in places with voluntary assisted dying laws.  Just another fear-mongering furphy in the increasingly desperate political campaign against Bills like the Tasmanian one coming up for

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Radio ads for debate and rally on 24 May

We’ve added a new section of the website – Show your support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill on 24 May. You’ll find the radio ads there that are running on three stations encouraging people to come to the rally.  Hope you will too!

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