Compassion and respect


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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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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