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A doctor's right to free speech is attacked - so why the silence?

Last month Dr Alida Lancee was cautioned by the Medical Board of Australia after it declared her campaign for assisted dying reform threatened the public’s confidence in the medical profession.

The Perth GP rejected the caution saying she never claimed to speak on behalf of the profession and warned the board’s actions were an attack on doctors’ free speech.

Dr Heather McNamee asks why the main doctors groups have said so little in her defence.

This article was first published in AusDoc.Plus on 29 August 2019.

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New documentary exposes Canadian film's anti-VAD tactics

A new documentary released to Western Australian MPs has exposed the covert tactics adopted by the anti-VAD lobby to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt in the minds of politicians debating voluntary assisted dying laws.

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Submissions now open to SA's End of Life inquiry

Public submissions are being sought by South Australia’s parliamentary inquiry into End of Life Choices.

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VALE Dorothy Reading

For many years before Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law became reality, there were committed people working − often in the face of bitter disappointment − to see compassion triumph over dogma in that State.

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I started walking a week ago and was scared. I shouldn't have been

I have a confession to make: I was wrong. 

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Belinda's Brave Walk

I call it a big, crazy idea.

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Comment sought on framework for WA assisted dying law

A ministerial expert panel helping to shape voluntary assisted dying legislation in Western Australia has released a discussion paper and called for public comment.

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News update Autumn 2019: A big year ahead

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2019. You’ll notice some changes in the way we communicate over the coming months as we gear up for a crucial – and promising – year ahead for better end-of-life choices, including voluntary assisted dying (VAD).

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Make your submission to QLD's inquiry into assisted dying: Deadline 15 April

Public submissions are open to the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into the delivery of aged care, end of life and palliative care.

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Vale Jenny Barnes

Nurse Jenny Barnes, who campaigned tirelessly for Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying law, died on Sunday.

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