Better Off Dead
Andrew Denton investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia – because there is no law to help them.
Maybe you have come to this site after a diagnosis that has rocked your world, maybe you are close to death, or maybe you are just curious and want to know more.
How the Victorian law works
After almost three years of research and consultation, a cross-parliamentary inquiry, an expert ministerial advisory panel, countless public debates, and more than 100 hours of forensic argument in both Houses of Parliament, Victoria has become the first state in Australia to pass a Voluntary Assisted Dying law.
Australia's nurses are on the frontline every day, working with dying patients and their families and providing treatment, care and emotional support. They witness more than anyone else the full and personal impact of Australia's lack of voluntary euthanasia laws.