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From 28 November 2023, eligible terminally ill people in NSW will have access to voluntary assisted dying, marking a significant milestone for NSW residents and for Australia as a whole.Read more
To meet increased requests for voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia, the independent review board has called for a more sustainable service to avoid practitioner “burnout and fatigue”.Read more
The number of terminally ill people accessing voluntary assisted dying and the number of practitioners willing to support them are steadily increasing, the latest report from Tasmania’s VAD Commission says.Read more
Voluntary assisted dying is finally being considered in the ACT. How would it differ from state laws?
The first Australian Capital Territory voluntary assisted dying bill in more than 25 years was tabled in parliament yesterday.
This was possible after the Commonwealth lifted the ban on territories making laws about assisted dying in December last year. This meant the ACT and Northern Territory could join the six Australian states which have now passed voluntary assisted dying laws.Read more
Go Gentle Australia welcomes the ACT Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, which has been introduced to parliament.Read more
Four hundred clinicians, policymakers and patient advocates from across Australia and New Zealand met for the first time to discuss voluntary assisted dying practice and launch VADANZ, a new peak body for VAD professionals.Read more
In the first six months of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland, 591 people commenced the process and 245 people died from administration of a VAD substance, a new report reveals.Read more
The latest voluntary assisted dying report from Victoria shows 306 people have died in the past year, an increase of 11 percent.Read more
The death of 23-year-old Lily Thai helped raise awareness about end-of-life choice in South Australia, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has said in its latest quarterly report.Read more
Dying with Dignity Victoria and Griefline have partnered to deliver a free pilot program for people who are preparing for, or have experienced, a loved one’s assisted death.Read more