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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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NZ sends VAD to referendum

New Zealand is to become the first country in the world to put the issue of assisted dying to a binding public vote.

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Doctors support assisted dying

168 doctors have signed an open letter to WA MPs explaining why they support the WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

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Urgent action needed as VAD Bill stalls

Supporters of more compassionate end-of-life choices are urged to write to their Upper House MPs to ask them not to delay or sabotage the progress of the Western Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

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