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What doctors and patients think about voluntary assisted dying

It has been said that personal stories are Kryptonite to those who deny suffering at the end of life. Try as they might, they can’t wish other peoples’ truth away. 

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Without more detail, it is premature to say Victoria's VAD laws are "working well".

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has this week published a report detailing the first six months of the legislation in action in Victoria.

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2019: A landmark year for end-of-life choice

2019 was a watershed year for Go Gentle Australia and for better conversations around the end of life.

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Tasmania's draft VAD bill released for comment

Tasmania's draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has been released for public consultation.

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8 reasons why all states must pass assisted dying laws

An overwhelming majority of Australians – in most recent surveys nearly 90%[i] – say they want lawful Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD), yet our parliaments continue to lag behind the will of the people. To date, only two states, Victoria and Western Australia, have legalised VAD.

Here are eight compelling reasons why all states and territories must accede to the needs and wishes of their constituents and pass safe and workable VAD laws.

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Assisted Dying in Australia: Where to next?

With three more Australian states looking to follow the lead of Victoria and Western Australia and introduce assisted dying laws, 2020 is shaping up as a pivotal year for more compassionate end of life choices.

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Assisted dying law: Western Australia, you did it!

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has cleared its final hurdle in Western Australian parliament, making WA the second State in the nation after Victoria to pass a contemporary, compassionate and safe voluntary assisted dying law.

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WA VAD Bill passes Upper House

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed through the Western Australian Upper House.

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WA's VAD Bill clears another hurdle

Promising news from Western Australia, as the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill moves to its third reading in the Upper House.

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More than 7K sign petition to make VAD law in WA

A petition signed by 7,460 Western Australians to legalise voluntary assisted dying has been tabled in parliament today.

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