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'Just so grateful': Assisted dying operating as intended in Tasmania

Sixteen terminally ill Tasmanians chose medical assistance to die in the first six months of the state's voluntary assisted dying (VAD) law, a new report reveals.

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‘Warm and comforting’

A new voluntary assisted dying report from New Zealand shows encouraging signs of cultural acceptance from the Maori community.

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New research highlights barriers to VAD access in Victoria

A new study from QUT end-of-life researchers sheds light on the difficulties patients experience when applying for voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Victoria.

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ACT govt releases 'Listening Report' on VAD

The ACT government has released a summary of community and stakeholder feedback on how a voluntary assisted dying law should be delivered in the Territory.

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11 assisted deaths in South Australia in first 3 months

New figures show eleven terminally ill people in South Australia ended their suffering using voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in the first three months of the law’s operation.

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AMA NSW urges amendments to Criminal Code Act

NSW doctors join calls to allow the use of telehealth in voluntary assisted dying discussions.

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257 terminally ill New Zealanders use assisted dying in first year

147 doctors helped 257 terminally ill New Zealanders to end their suffering under the country’s voluntary assisted dying law, a new report confirms.

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Doctor anger over anti-VAD group's membership claims

A group that claims to represent 1000 healthcare professionals opposed to voluntary assisted dying has stoked doctor anger, with several saying their names were added to the list without their consent.

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Telemedicine is a compassionate part of voluntary assisted dying

Health professionals are calling on the federal government to amend a Commonwealth law that discourages the use of telemedicine for voluntary assisted dying discussions, saying the ban is having devastating consequences for some dying Australians.

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