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Time is right to end suffering of loved ones

As a palliative medicine doctor of 37 years, I believe South Australia's proposed voluntary assisted dying law is compassionate, safe and an essential choice for dying patients.

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Queensland has a draft VAD bill. Here's how it differs from other states

The focus of Queensland's draft VAD bill is on "designing optimal law, rather than simply adopting another state’s law because it happened to be passed first", write Professors Lindy Wilmott and Ben White.

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SA VAD bill clears major hurdle

South Australia's Upper House has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill 14 votes to 7. It now heads to the Lower House for the final vote.

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4 in 5 South Australians back Victorian model of Voluntary Assisted Dying

New research shows more than 4 in 5 (83%) South Australians want the state to legislate Voluntary Assisted Dying laws based on the model that has already been implemented in Victoria.

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Congratulations Tassie! Historic win for VAD

In a landmark step, Tasmania has become the third Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill.

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Anti-VAD groups shamelessly manipulate suicide statistics for political mileage

Voluntary assisted dying opponents say Victoria’s suicide rate has gone up and the assisted dying law is to blame. But their claims are demonstrably wrong, and reveal the desperate lengths to which they will go to try and stop VAD law reform.

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Does blocking VAD laws in the Territories contravene human rights?

The NT Attorney General and ACT Human Rights Minister warn federal politicians that Territories' inability to legislate on voluntary assisted dying could violate international human rights obligations. 

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New report shows Victorian VAD law continues to work safely

The latest independent report from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board confirms the Victorian VAD law continues to offer 'genuine, compassionate choice' to terminally ill people, despite constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COTA NT launches petition on voluntary assisted dying laws

COTA NT has launched a petition seeking to reverse a federal government law that prohibits the Territories from enacting voluntary assisted dying laws.

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UTAS report must not be used to delay assisted dying bill

An expert panel from the University of Tasmania has endorsed the state's assisted dying bill saying it has some of the “most rigorous” safeguards in the world. 

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