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Looking ahead to an exciting and successful 2017

2017 looks as if it will be an exciting breakthrough year for assisted dying legislation in Australia, with Tasmania in an historic position to be the first State with such legislation.  The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 has already been moved in the Parliament and will be debated

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Victorian assisted dying legislation likely

There are numerous news reports that the Victorian Government is about to announce they will introduce an assisted dying Bill next year.  This may well be after the Tasmanian debate, but the news is a boost to the chances of the Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill moved in

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December newsletter now available

You’ll find our December newsletter online here.  There is also an attachment – the summary of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.  The newsletter includes information about the Bill, the campaign for it and a request for help from members and supporters, the new AMA policy, Australian and overseas

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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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