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.

 > The contract for the online Approved Training being developed for WA has gone to the Queensland academic lawyers Ben White and Lindy           Willmott,w ho developed the Victorian training modules. 

Queensland

>  The Queenslant Law Refptm Council is expected to present a draft Bill i In May

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.

South Australia

>  Last night, 3rd May, the South Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed in the Legislative Council 14 to 7.  It is scheduled to go to the House of Representatives on May 25th.        

Tasmania

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

     The Implementation Committee is aiming to  complete its worl by June2022.

 

 

 

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