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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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Alzheimer's WA backs VAD Bill

Western Australia’s peak dementia-support organisation, Alzheimer’s WA, has endorsed the State's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, saying that safeguards contained in the legislation are adequate.

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WA neurologists implore MPs to pass VAD law

WA’s top neurologists have implored MPs to pass voluntary assisted dying laws, saying patients suffering from motor neurone disease are being forced to end their lives through starvation or suicide.

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VAD Bill passes WA's lower house

The WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has passed without amendment through Western Australia’s Lower House.

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Maine becomes the 9th US State with assisted dying law as veto bid fails

An eleventh-hour bid to veto Maine's aid-in-dying law has failed, allowing Maine to become the ninth US State to implement an assisted dying law.

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Palliative Care Australia clarifies neutral stance on assisted dying

Australia’s peak palliative care body wants its neutrality on euthanasia to be “emphatic”, saying its previous stance on the issue was confusing.

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Perth's Rally for Choice a huge success

The Rally For Choice on the steps of Parliament House was an amazing success. A huge thank you to the hundreds of people who turned out in the cold and (sometimes) rain to show support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019.

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WA Primary Health Alliance puts patients first in end of life decisions

The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) has endorsed a safe and compassionate Voluntary Assisted Dying bill for Western Australia.

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