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South Australian MPs vow to introduce VAD bill by end of year

A group of South Australian MPs has committed to introduce a voluntary assisted dying bill "within weeks".

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NZ votes YES to compassion & choice

Voters in New Zealand have overwhelmingly supported the right of an eligible terminally ill person to seek legal voluntary assisted dying.

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VAD advocate nominated for Senior Australian of Year

Veteran of the voluntary assisted dying movement, Dr Rodney Syme AM, has been named among Victoria’s nominees for the 2021 Senior Australian of the Year.

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A Christian Response to 'No Euthanasia Day'

I must admit I am baffled that the Catholic Leader News, quoting the Salvation Army, is using ‘love your neighbour’ as a reason for opposing Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). Prolonging suffering is not an act of love.

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The religious right’s campaign to spike NZ's euthanasia referendum

In the leadup to the euthanasia referendum in New Zealand, an array of conservative Christian political organisations is running an expensive campaign to sow fear and doubt about the safety of the law. But why are they hiding their Christian identities, asks Graham Adams.

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Gaffney tables Tasmanian VAD Bill

Independent MLC Mike Gaffney has tabled the End of Life Choice (Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill) 2020 in the Tasmanian parliament.

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Why there will always be a need for assisted dying laws

The number one misleading argument against Voluntary Assisted Dying laws is that ‘there would be no need if only palliative care were properly resourced’.

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Beware the scare campaign against voluntary assisted dying

Those who oppose voluntary assisted dying ignore the wealth of evidence that shows the laws are safe and effective and routinely resort to strained hypotheticals and misinformation.

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NT seniors back assisted dying laws

Northern Territory seniors have called on federal and territory politicians to act on voluntary assisted dying laws.

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5 key reasons why assisted dying laws are safe

All reliable evidence shows voluntary assisted dying laws are safe and workable. They help to protect people and guard against abuse. 

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