Christine Dargie

17 October, 2019

10% of suicides in WA are by people with a terminal illness. The effect on families is devastating.

When a loved one faced with unbearable suffering takes their own life, the effect on those left behind is devastating. Diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer and in the absence of a Voluntary Assisted Dying law, Christine Dargie's father, Joe, believed he had no other choice.

“The kick-on effect is like a pebble in a pond. Until it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels”.

Contact your Upper House MPs and tell them to vote YES to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.


A personal letter to your MP has way more impact than an email. Keep it short and respectful. Stories from your own life are very powerful. If not, an email will still help.

WA politicians need to hear from you. Tell them you want this choice.

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