Welcome

We are a national organisation of Australian medical practitioners, committed to attaining the legal choice for rational adults, with intolerable suffering, for which there is no realistic cure or relief, to end their lives at a time of their choosing and in the presence of those whom they choose. Assistance may be by doctor prescription of medication for personal consumption, or by doctor administration.   

 

News 

New South  Wales

>  Independent MP Alex Greenwich has indicated that he will introduce a Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to be debated this year.

Victoria 

>  Voluntary Assisted Dying  became legal  in 2017 with the passage of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.

>   The third Voluntary Assisted Dying Report of Operations January to June 2020 is available

Westen Australia

> The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed both Houses to become the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019

   An Implementation Period of 18 months will follow before West Australians will have access to the service.

>  My Life, My Choice The Report of the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices was released in August   2018.   It recommended the introduction of a voluntaery  assisted dying law in WA.  See Here

Queensland

Parliament Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee March 2020 has been tabled.  See Here

   A summary is available at Findings and Recommendations.

>The Draft Bill has been referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.  The Commission will present a Bill by June 2021.

South Australia

>  The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2020 has passed the second reading in the Legislative Council and will be debated in Committee stage, to be presented again on May 5th.

Tasmania

 > The End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 has passed in both Houses.  

 

  NOTE The book created by Andrew Denton's Group Go Gentle Australia is online at The Damage Done