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NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill released 16 May

A draft NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was released yesterday for public consultation by a cross-party group of MPs.  The campaign for the Bill has started with a change.org petition featuring a video by Annie who knows only too well the need for the legislation.  She has Motor

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Family takes legal action over what they claim was “senseless torture”

Legal action is being taken in Texas, in the US, on behalf of a family who claim that their mother was subjected to “senseless torture … for over 10 days” and the healthcare providers failed to act in accordance with her advance care directive.  Read more … There are

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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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May 2017 newsletter – Debate on the Bill and how you can help!

The May 2017 newsletter is now available.  It gives details of the exciting news that the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 will take place in the Tasmanian House of Assembly on Wednesday 24 May. We need your help! You’ll find suggestions in the newsletter.  Most

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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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Forced to go to Switzerland

Not only forced to go to Switzerland, and to die away from his home but to die earlier than he would have done.  This article reports the story of Colin Campbell, who has “primary progressive MS, a rarer form of the disease affecting around 10-15 per cent of

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Another assisted death with love, respect, dignity and peace

Sylvia Henshaw, the widow of a Nova Scotian man, Douglas Henshaw, has spoken out about the way his assisted death under the Canadian legislation was done with love and respect and resulted in a death with dignity and peace.  She shows too what the impact is when

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It can be so much better

The stories from Canada continue to come showing the positive impact of their assisted dying legislation.  This article includes the story of Rob Rollins who chose assisted dying due to the suffering caused by throat and neck cancer.  As his husband said: “Very peaceful”.

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