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URGENT Make your support known, Bill to be debated on Wednesday 16 October

URGENT Make your support known, Bill to be debated on Wednesday 16 October

If you haven’t already done so make House of Assembly MPs aware of your support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.  It will be debated on Wednesday 16 October, from 4.00 pm we understand.  If you can’t get there you can watch or listen to a webcast

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Special newsletter – please act NOW to help get the legislation passed

Special newsletter – please act NOW to help get the legislation passed

Our special October newsletter is now available HERE.  It provides a summary of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 and the details of our new opinion poll.  It showed not only that 80% agree with the need to change the law to provide assisted dying, but 62%

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Fear-mongering well and truly underway

Fear-mongering well and truly underway

True to form, the opponents of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill are trotting out the same fallacious claims used in every campaign against similar legislation and the same lack of respect for people’s right to make their own choices according to their own beliefs and values. One

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So the current system is “perfectly acceptable” is it Mr Abbott?

So the current system is “perfectly acceptable” is it Mr Abbott?

What is it about our members of Parliament that they find terrible end of life suffering acceptable and even, in Tony Abbott’s words reported this morning, “perfectly acceptable”? Anyone with any doubts about how unacceptable our current system is, how callous, inhumane and utterly without respect for

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Release of latest opinion poll showing 80% support

Release of latest opinion poll showing 80% support

Today we also released the findings of an opinion poll we had done last week by the respected Tasmanian survey company, EMRS. 80% of those surveyed agreed that there should be a change in the law to allow voluntary assisted dying as in the new Tasmanian Bill

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Momentous Day – tabling of the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Momentous Day – tabling of the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Today has been an exciting day with the momentous tabling of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.  It was done jointly by the Premier, Lara Giddings, and the Leader of the Greens, Nick McKim, as a Private Members Bill.  The debate

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Stephen Hawking support for choice

Stephen Hawking support for choice

Renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, has expressed his support for the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to receive help to do so as long as safeguards are in place. Like us, he supports it as the choice of the person

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Professor Kenneth Hillman tells another story of torture

Professor Kenneth Hillman tells another story of torture

Yet another story about the need for voluntary assisted dying legislation – How the care conveyor belt tortures people back to life, by Professor Kenneth Hillman, Professor of Intensive Care at the University of NSW. Go to the story in his article on the Conversation.

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How many terrible experiences will it take?

How many terrible experiences will it take?

After watching  Four Corners on ABC TV last night, I can’t help asking a recurring question – how many terrible experiences will it take before our members of Parliament join the vast majority of the population and support a legal option of doctor-provided voluntary assisted dying? The program

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TV ads – Tell your Member of Parliament you want a choice

TV ads – Tell your Member of Parliament you want a choice

Our television advertisements has now been running for a week on all Tasmanian commercial television stations.  We are heartened by the positive response through calls, comments to office bearers and committee members, visits to the website and Facebook ‘likes’.  Getting permission for the ads was a tortuous

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