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Summary of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

A summary of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 has been added to our website.  You can access it here.

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New Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

The new Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016  was moved in the Tasmanian Parliament on 17 November 2016.  Go to more information, and to our first campaign Issues Paper, Voluntary Assisted Dying – The Basics .  Lots more information to come including in the next newsletter to be published soon.

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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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Salamanca on 10 September

Tomorrow, Saturday, 10 September, we have a stall at Salamanca Market. If you’re in Hobart, come and say hello, tell us your reasons for supporting voluntary assisted dying legislation and get information on what you can do to help to get it. We’re building up to the […]

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AGM and presentations on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

We’d love to see you at the DwDTas AGM followed by the public presentation by Lara Giddings and Cassy O’Connor on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 that they intend to move in the Tasmanian Parliament. It’s on Friday 19 August, starting at 1.30 pm, in the Nell […]

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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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