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July 2016 newsletter now available

Our July 2016 newsletter is now available here.  It includes important information about the AGM on 19 August to be followed by a public presentation about the new Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 by its proponents, Lara Giddings and Cassy O’Connor.  All welcome to the presentation, […]

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Non-beneficial treatments widespread

A major new study has been released confirming the widespread use of non-beneficial treatments of people at the end of life in acute care hospitals. These are treatments “with little or no  hope of it having any effect, largely because of the underlying state of the patient’s health […]

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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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Canadian assisted dying law is passed!

Canadian legislation has passed both Houses! In a tremendous step forward, the Canadian Parliament has passed their law for medical assistance in dying. This will boost the chances of voluntary assisted dying legislation in Tasmania and more generally in Australia. We still think it’s unfortunate that there […]

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Canada nearly there!

The Canadian legislation to provide voluntary assisted dying should pass their House of Commons THIS WEEK. It passed the second reading stage on 4 May by a massive vote of 235 to 75. When passed, the Bill will go to the Senate for their vote. Negotiation between the […]

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Canadians are getting their choice of doctor-provided assisted dying

According to a recent media report, at least 20 people in Quebec have now taken advantage of the voluntary assisted dying choice provided by the Quebec Act Respecting End of Life Care.  The Act was passed in June 2014 in a cross-Party vote of 94 – 22 […]

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Big vote in favour of Canadian Bill moves it a step closer!

In a vote of 235 for and only 75 against, the Canadian Bill to allow voluntary assisted dying has passed the Second Reading stage in their House of Commons.  It’s now being considered by Committees of both Houses of Parliament before the final debate and passing of the […]

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Meet your own principles and standards!

It’s not THAT hard to do – “Meet your own principles and standards”.  That’s our message to opponents of voluntary assisted dying who make ignorant and irrational claims especially about the practice of assisted dying overseas. Too often on this issue, religious, medical, academic and political opponents and […]

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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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Canadian Bill for voluntary assisted dying moved in Parliament

In a very significant step forward for assisted dying law reform, a Canadian Bill to allow voluntary assisted dying was moved in the Canadian Parliament on 14 September by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Bill is very similar to the 2013 Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying […]

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