Compassion and respect


Good article in today’s Mercury

This morning in the Mercury there’s a great article by Cassy O’Connor supporting the new Tasmanian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. We urge you to write letters of support and comment on the page.

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Latest newsletter now available

Our latest newsletter is now available – March 2016. It includes a tribute to our Patron, Colin Wendell-Smith AO, who died on 15 December 2015 and an update on the surge of progress being made in Tasmania, elsewhere in Australia and overseas, particularly Canada and California.   We’re […]

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Wonderful video for assisted dying legislation

Grace Pastine TedX This is an excellent video of a talk from Canada promoting the Canadian Supreme Court decision to argue that critically ill individuals who are suffering unbearably from an incurable medical condition should have the right to choose a peaceful and dignified death.  The speaker, Grace […]

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You can view “Australian Story” online

If you missed ‘Australian Story’ on Monday, take the opportunity to watch it online or get a transcript from the ABC Australian Story site.

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Can you help finish the Peter Short film?

Can you help to finish the film on Peter Short’s end of life and advocacy for voluntary assisted dying? You can contribute to a crowd funding effort to raise the funds for the final editing of the film by going to the Fade to Black site. You’ll […]

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Response to ‘Australian Story’

What ‘Australian Story’ demonstrated so clearly last night is the stark contrast between compassionate, courageous doctors like Rodney Syme who listen to and respect their patients, and the doctors like Karen Hitchcock who fail to demonstrate these values in their claims about voluntary assisted dying. DwDNSW has […]

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Courageous Dr Rodney Syme – ‘Australian Story’ tonight

Don’t forget ‘Australian Story’ tonight. Dr Rodney Syme is taking courageous action by going public in the way he is. You can support him – and increase the pressure for legislation that 80% of us want – by making your views known to MPs, medical authorities, the […]

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Australian Story update

If you can’t get to see Australian Story on 7 March, the episode is also repeated: Thursday 11 March 10am, Saturday 12 March 6:28pm (ABC News 24) and Sunday 13 March 6pm.

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A must-watch – Australian Story, 7 March

MUST WATCH TV Monday 7 March, 8pm, ABC1 The next episode of ABC Australian Story features Dr Rodney Syme, a long time advocate for assisted dying law reform, currently Deputy President of DwDVic and before that President for many years. “Australian Story is one of the most […]

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Tasmanians – Please sign the e-petition!

It is now possible for Tasmanians to sign the e-petition on “voluntary euthanasia”. It’s a great pity this outdated term was used instead of ‘voluntary assisted dying’ but we urge you to sign it and get as many others as possible to do so. (Sorry – it’s […]

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