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21 October, 2021

Dr Gavin Pattullo bravely s...

Pain specialist Dr Gavin Pattullo describes the lengths his terminal...

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14 October, 2021

OPAN backs NSW Voluntary As...

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has welcomed the introduction of...

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13 October, 2021

VAD will be debated in NSW ...

Australia's leading health law experts urge MPs to be transparent ab...

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11 October, 2021

1 in 5 NSW suicides in peop...

National coronial data reveals that one in five (20%) suicides of people o...

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11 October, 2021

Outdated federal law threat...

A 16-year-old Commonwealth law that prohibits discussing suicide via...

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17 September, 2021

Queensland passes VAD law

Queensland has become the fifth Australian state - and the third this year...

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13 September, 2021

Vigil tonight, QLD VAD deba...

Tomorrow (14 September), Queensland's Parliament will debate the Voluntary...

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10 September, 2021

87% of QLD nurses back volu...

Queensland nurses overwhelmingly back the introduction of Voluntary Assist...

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08 September, 2021

Better access, more VAD doc...

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s report on the first two years ...

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06 September, 2021

Pro-VAD groups refute Catho...

A coalition of pro-VAD community groups has refuted claims by Queensland’s...

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30 August, 2021

Qld nurses, doctors, ambos ...

An alliance of 28 groups representing doctors, n...

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26 August, 2021

Help restore Northern Terri...

The public is invited to make submissions to the parliamentary inquiry 

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17 August, 2021

QUT briefing paper distills...

A new briefing paper from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research se...

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12 August, 2021

National Seniors survey rev...

National Seniors Australia has surveyed its members and found 86% support ...

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30 July, 2021

'Eternally thankful' - Indi...

A 63-year-old terminally ill woman from Perth has become the first identif...

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29 July, 2021

First person uses WA's Assi...

Premier Mark McGowan says he's been advised that the first person ha...

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19 July, 2021

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bi...

Go Gentle Australia welcomes the NSW Draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2...

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10 July, 2021

Enough already about consci...

Objectors to Voluntary Assisted Dying aren't the only ones with a co...

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01 July, 2021

Calls for more education, t...

From 1 July 2021, terminally ill Western Australians can legally access Vo...

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28 June, 2021

Voluntary assisted dying in...

Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying program is challenging and complicated...

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24 June, 2021

Fourth Aussie state passes ...

South Australia is the fourth Australian state - and the second this year ...

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28 May, 2021

500-strong crowd rallies in...

The Candles for Compassion vigil drew 500 supporters to Parliament House i...

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23 May, 2021

The electoral ramifications...

Is it politically wise to support voluntary assisted dying laws?

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23 May, 2021

Time is right to end suffer...

As a palliative medicine doctor of 37 years, I believe South Australia's p...

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20 May, 2021

Queensland has a draft VAD ...

The focus of Queensland's draft VAD bill is on "designing optimal la...

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06 May, 2021

SA VAD bill clears major hu...

South Australia's Upper House has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill...

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05 May, 2021

4 in 5 South Australians ba...

New research shows more than 4 in 5 (83%) South Australians want the state...

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23 March, 2021

Congratulations Tassie! His...

In a landmark step, Tasmania has become th...

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16 March, 2021

Anti-VAD groups shamelessly...

Voluntary assisted dying opponents say Victoria’s suicide rate has gone up...

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08 March, 2021

Does blocking VAD laws in t...

The NT Attorney General and ACT Human Rights Minister warn federal p...

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03 March, 2021

New report shows Victorian ...

The latest independent report from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Boa...

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24 February, 2021

COTA NT launches petition o...

COTA NT has launched a petition seeking to reverse a federal government la...

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24 February, 2021

UTAS report must not be use...

An expert panel from the University of Tasmania has endorsed the state's a...

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22 February, 2021

When Death Comes: An Oncolo...

Nina Solis on making peace with the Unknown. This article was first publis...

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20 January, 2021

Worth the fight: Religious ...

With 60% of Australians saying we’re bette...

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13 January, 2021

Will 2021 be the year we em...

Australia is experiencing a sea change in awareness about the need for mor...

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18 December, 2020

Thank you for what you've d...

This year has tested us all. But we’re ending 2020 on a high note thanks t...

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14 December, 2020

NSW set to debate voluntary...

NSW could become the final Australian state to consider a voluntary assist...

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04 December, 2020

Emphatic support for Tassie...

Tasmania has again made history with the House of Assembly voting 17 to se...

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06 November, 2020

Belinda Teh nominated for W...

Belinda Teh, the face of Western Australia’s campaign for voluntary assist...

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02 November, 2020

QLD to see VAD bill by mid-...

Queensland will see a bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying by mid-yea...

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02 November, 2020

Andrew Denton nominated for...

Andrew Denton, Go Gentle Australia’s founding director, has been nominated...

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30 October, 2020

South Australian MPs vow to...

A group of South Australian MPs has committed to introduce a voluntary ass...

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30 October, 2020

NZ votes YES to compassion ...

Voters in New Zealand have overwhelmingly supported the right of an eligib...

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20 October, 2020

VAD advocate nominated for ...

Veteran of the voluntary assisted dying movement, Dr Rodney Syme AM, has b...

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14 October, 2020

A Christian Response to 'No...

I must admit I am baffled that the Catholic Leader News, quoting the Salva...

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21 September, 2020

The religious right’s campa...

In the leadup to the euthanasia referendum in New Zealand, an array of con...

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02 September, 2020

Victoria's VAD law operatin...

124 terminally ill Victorians ended their lives through voluntary assisted...

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01 September, 2020

Gaffney tables Tasmanian VA...

Independent MLC Mike Gaffney has tabled the End of Life Choice (Voluntary ...

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14 August, 2020

Why there will always be a ...

The number one misleading argument against Voluntary A...

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10 August, 2020

Beware the scare campaign a...

Those who oppose voluntary assisted dying ignore the wealth of evidence th...

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31 July, 2020

NT seniors back assisted dy...

Northern Territory seniors have called on federal and territory politician...

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29 July, 2020

5 key reasons why assisted ...

All reliable evidence shows voluntary assisted dying laws are safe and wor...

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22 July, 2020

Lesson in the Art of Butter...

An online event showcases the story of Alida Lancee, the West Australian d...

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16 July, 2020

Let's Talk About Death - su...

We asked you whether you thought talking about death was hard, and what to...

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15 July, 2020

Draft assisted dying Bill '...

Tasmania's End-of-Life Choices Bill 2020 is on track to be tabled in parli...

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15 July, 2020

New Zealand assisted dying ...

A book about the voluntary assisted dying referendum in New Zealand is gai...

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01 July, 2020

Legalising VAD respects all...

Law researcher Andrew McGee argues that legalising assisted dying is the b...

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22 June, 2020

Farewell Colin Clarke

We lost a remarkable man last week. Colin Clarke, an emergency doctor for ...

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18 June, 2020

Victoria's VAD laws: unfini...

The first anniversary of the operation of Victoria’s landmark Voluntary As...

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02 June, 2020

VAD plans upended by Covid-19

When the pain got too much, Janet Cohen planned to travel to Switzerland w...

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21 May, 2020

QLD defers VAD decision

The heartbreaking postponement means voters must send Queensland politicia...

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14 May, 2020

WA VAD laws on track

Expert panel says Covid-19 has not disrupted WA scheme's mid-2021 start da...

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12 May, 2020

Trust dying New Zealanders ...

PhD candidate Jess Young interviewed dying New Zealanders and found they a...

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15 April, 2020

Our origin story

Have you ever wondered where it all started with Go Gentle Australia?

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31 March, 2020

QLD report reflects majorit...

Go Gentle Australia welcomes a report that recommends Queensland introduce...

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24 March, 2020

Covid-19: Time for a Virtua...

In a time of crisis, staying connected with family and friends is more imp...

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24 March, 2020

Tasmania pushing ahead with...

Independent Tasmanian MLC Mike Gaffney will push ahead with the introducti...

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20 March, 2020

Covid-19: Stay safe, stay c...

Due to the coronavirus emergency, Go Gentle Australia will be doing things...

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17 March, 2020

VALE Rhonda Taylor

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death...

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06 March, 2020

'It gave us a sense of peace'

"She was going to die in pain or she could use voluntary assisted dying to...

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06 March, 2020

Dr Cameron McLaren on why h...

The Victorian doctor explains why he helps people access assisted dying la...

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05 March, 2020

What doctors and patients t...

It has been said that personal stories are Kryptonite to those who deny su...

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21 February, 2020

Without more detail, it is ...

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has this week published a report...

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19 February, 2020

A balance between complianc...

Go Gentle Australia welcomes the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s s...

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17 February, 2020

2019: A landmark year for e...

2019 was a watershed year for Go Gentle Australia and for better con...

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12 February, 2020

Tasmania's draft VAD bill r...

Tasmania's draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has been released for publi...

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04 February, 2020

8 reasons why all states mu...

An overwhelming majority of Australians – in most recent surveys nearly 90...

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21 January, 2020

Assisted Dying in Australia...

With three more Australian states looking to follow the lead of Victoria a...

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11 December, 2019

Assisted dying law: Western...

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has cleared its final hurdle in Wes...

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10 December, 2019

WA makes history with Volun...

After a historic level of parliamentary scrutiny...

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05 December, 2019

WA VAD Bill passes Upper House

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed through the Western Aust...

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05 December, 2019

WA's VAD Bill clears anoth...

Promising news from Western Australia, as the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bil...

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20 November, 2019

More than 7K sign petition ...

A petition signed by 7,460 Western Australians to legalise voluntary assis...

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16 November, 2019

Belinda’s Brave Walk donate...

Palliative care patients in Kalgoorlie will benefit from a pressure care m...

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15 November, 2019

NZ sends VAD to referendum

New Zealand is to become the first country in the world to put the issue o...

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13 November, 2019

Doctors support assisted dying

168 doctors have signed an open letter to WA MPs explai...

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01 November, 2019

Urgent action needed as VAD...

Supporters of more compassionate end-of-life choices are urged to write to...

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30 October, 2019

Alzheimer's WA backs VAD Bill

Western Australia’s peak dementia-support organisation, Alzheimer’s WA, ha...

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23 October, 2019

WA neurologists implore MPs...

WA’s top neurologists have implored MPs to pass volunt...

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16 October, 2019

VAD a potential vote changer

One in two West Australian voters say they would penalise at the ballot bo...

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25 September, 2019

VAD Bill passes WA's lower ...

The WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed without amendment thr...

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25 September, 2019

Maine becomes the 9th US St...

An eleventh-hour bid to veto Maine's aid-in-dying law has failed, allowing...

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17 September, 2019

Palliative Care Australia c...

Australia’s peak palliative care body wants its neutrality on euthan...

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16 September, 2019

Perth's Rally for Choice a ...

The Rally For Choice on the steps of Parliament House was...

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16 September, 2019

WA Primary Health Alliance ...

The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) has endorsed a safe and compassiona...

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13 September, 2019

A doctor's right to free sp...

Last month Dr Alida Lancee was cautioned by the Medical Board of Australia...

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05 September, 2019

New documentary exposes Can...

A new documentary released to Western Australian MPs has exposed the cover...

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06 August, 2019

Belinda arrives at Parliame...

Seventy days, 3,500 kms, four pairs of shoes and thousands of signatures l...

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04 August, 2019

Bendigo woman becomes first...

The daughters of the first Victorian to use the state's Voluntary Assisted...

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26 July, 2019

Walk with Belinda to Parlia...

After 70 days and 3,500 kms, Belinda Teh is hoping the final leg of her wa...

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28 June, 2019

Expert panel report reflect...

Go Gentle Australia congratulates the Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntar...

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27 June, 2019

Nurse, GP positions on Volu...

Go Gentle Australia welcomes the strong support from Western Australia's n...

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25 June, 2019

Author of Belgium study hit...

The author of a study co-opted by the Catholic Church to paint a negative ...

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18 June, 2019

It is time to follow Victor...

Go Gentle Australia congratulates the people of Victoria for achieving wha...

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14 June, 2019

Submissions now open to SA'...

Public submissions are being sought by South Australia’s parliamentary inq...

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13 June, 2019

VALE Dorothy Reading

For many years before Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law became reali...

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12 June, 2019

Go Gentle calls on Catholic...

Go Gentle Australia has been made aware of a grossly misleading advertisem...

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06 June, 2019

Go Gentle urges truthful de...

Go Gentle Australia has called for a more reasoned and evidence-based deba...

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05 June, 2019

I started walking a week ag...

I have a confession to make: I was wrong. 

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22 May, 2019

Belinda's Brave Walk

I call it a big, crazy idea.

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10 May, 2019

WA funding boost to palliat...

The Western Australian Government's $206 million commitment to palli...

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20 March, 2019

Comment sought on framework...

A ministerial expert panel helping to shape voluntary assisted dying legis...

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07 March, 2019

News update Autumn 2019: A ...

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2019. Yo...

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05 March, 2019

Make your submission to QLD...

Public submissions are open to the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into t...

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18 February, 2019

Go Gentle supports call for...

Go Gentle Australia strongly supports Western Australian ...

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08 January, 2019

Vale Jenny Barnes

Nurse Jenny Barnes, who campaigned tirelessly for Victoria’s volunta...

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26 November, 2018

Today we stand taller - a m...

Saturday's massive endorsement of the Andrews’ Government progressive soci...

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14 November, 2018

How Victorian MPs voted on ...

With just over a week to go, here's a quick overview of how the Victorian ...

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13 November, 2018

Go Gentle welcomes action t...

Go Gentle Australia has welcomed the WA State Government's positive steps ...

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08 October, 2018

ACHLR Oration on assisted d...

Professor Luc Deliens recently joined the QUT (Queensland University of Te...

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19 September, 2018

Andrew Denton urges WA doct...

Broadcaster Andrew Denton has urged WA doctors to stand up in support of p...

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03 September, 2018

Ask your WA MP to support a...

On 23 August, the report of the Western Australian Joint Select Committee ...

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14 August, 2018

Victoria’s voluntary assist...

This week the Australian Senate will debate a private members' bill that w...

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09 August, 2018

Assisted dying is not suicide

Suicide is a tragic result of untreated, reversible diseases such as depre...

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30 November, 2017

Victoria becomes the first ...

Victoria has become the first state in the country to legali...

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14 October, 2017

Transcript: Dr Brian Owler'...

On 12 October 2017 Dr Brian Owler, Chair of the Victorian Expert Ministeri...

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22 March, 2017

Rose's story

Today Tonight Adelaide on Channel 7 nails it on how the legislators have f...

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14 November, 2016

Read: Marshall Perron's 199...

21 years ago, then-Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Marshall Perro...

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10 November, 2016

Watch: "Governor Jerry Brow...

In October 2015, Californian Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminar...

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26 October, 2016

Lawrie Daniel: In Memoriam

Lawrie Daniel, who featured in episode 15 of the Better Off Dead podcast, ...

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09 October, 2016

In Memory of Kylie Monaghan

Kylie Monaghan passed away yesterday, October 8, after a long and brave ba...

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10 August, 2016

Transcript: Andrew Denton's...

On August 10, Go Gentle Australia co-director Andrew Denton addressed the ...

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