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Vale Tanya Battel
The roll call of people who have made voluntary assisted dying possible across Australia is long and filled with names worthy of note. But a special place is reserved for those who campaigned as they were dying. Tanya Battel sits at the very forefront of that group.Read more
Federal Parliament begins debate on Territory Rights Bill
Federal Parliament has taken the first steps towards restoring the Northern Territory and the ACT's self-determination on voluntary assisted dying laws.Read more
Three years of choice in Victoria
This week marks three years since Voluntary Assisted Dying commenced operation in Victoria. In that time more than 300 dying people have been allowed a humane and compassionate choice at the end of life.Read more
Farewell Nia Sims
Politics is not just about who has power. It’s about who turns up. Voluntary assisted dying campaigner Nia Sims always turned up. And she helped change our world for the better, writes Andrew Denton.Read more
NSW passes Voluntary Assisted Dying bill
The NSW Parliament has made history in passing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. NSW now joins every other Australian state in allowing terminally ill people the choice to request medical assistance to end their suffering.Read more
NSW voters reject moves to limit aged care residents' access to VAD
Three quarters (75%) of NSW voters say they do not support a bid by religious health care providers to ban access to Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) in aged care facilities they run.Read more
'Dogma should never trump compassion'
Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, has written an open letter to NSW MPs urging them to back the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021.Read more
One step closer to assisted dying law in NSW
The Upper House has voted to send the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill to a final reading. NSW is now a significant step closer to joining every other state in allowing end-of-life choice.Read more
No more delays to NSW VAD debate
More than 150 people rallied outside NSW parliament to urge the Upper House to prioritise debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill, saying too many people had already died waiting.Read more
Why you should sign the latest VAD petition
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to sign a petition to NSW Parliament in support of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) - yes that’s right, another petition!
If you were one of the 100,000 who signed Dying with Dignity NSW’s petition last year, you may well be asking why another one, and why so soon?Read more