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11 assisted deaths in South Australia in first 3 months
New figures show eleven terminally ill people in South Australia ended their suffering using voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in the first three months of the law’s operation.Read more
AMA NSW urges amendments to Criminal Code Act
NSW doctors join calls to allow the use of telehealth in voluntary assisted dying discussions.Read more
257 terminally ill New Zealanders use assisted dying in first year
147 doctors helped 257 terminally ill New Zealanders to end their suffering under the country’s voluntary assisted dying law, a new report confirms.Read more
Tasmania confirms five VAD deaths
Five terminally ill Tasmanians have ended their life through voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in the law’s first four months, according to the state’s VAD Commission.Read more
Voluntary assisted dying is now legal. What does it say about our society?
The fight for end-of-life choice and voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws in Australia has been one of the defining social and political battles of the 21st Century.Read more
'It was so loving, calm and tranquil'
Suffering intolerably with terminal lung and bowel cancer, 78-year-old Irene Bizon was one of the first Queenslanders to use the state’s voluntary assisted dying law.Read more
What is the ‘Australian model’ of voluntary assisted dying?
Laws to allow voluntary assisted dying – also known as voluntary euthanasia – have passed in all six Australian states. But the rules are very strict. Here's what you need to know.Read more
Voluntary assisted dying - what to expect in 2023
By the end of 2023, eligible people in all Australian states will be able to apply for voluntary assisted dying. QUT Health Law researchers explain what to expect.Read more
Voluntary assisted dying in South Australia - what you need to know
Medical assistance to die becomes legal in South Australia from Tuesday 31 January 2023, offering dying people the choice to avoid needless suffering at the end of their life.Read more
What is a 'death doula'?
There can be huge value in having an experienced and supportive person there with you if you or someone you love is facing the end of their life or considering voluntary assisted dying. We sat down with Melbourne based death doula Nicole Grundy about her work and how she supports voluntary assisted dying in Victoria.Read more