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Voluntary assisted dying in Victoria: some people die waiting

Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying program is challenging and complicated. Professors Ben White and Lindy Wilmott, and research fellow Marcus Sellars, ask: Can future laws do better? 

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Fourth Aussie state passes VAD law

South Australia is the fourth Australian state - and the second this year - to legalise Voluntary Assisted Dying.

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500-strong crowd rallies in Adelaide for VAD

The Candles for Compassion vigil drew 500 supporters to Parliament House in Adelaide as MPs voted decisively to progress the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill to its final reading.

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The electoral ramifications of supporting Voluntary Assisted Dying

Is it politically wise to support voluntary assisted dying laws?

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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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