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Introducing our new CEO, Dr Linda Swan

Go Gentle Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Linda Swan, who is currently the Group Chief Medical Officer at Medibank, as our incoming chief executive.

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Why should one faith decide for all of us?

If you object to anyone else’s personal beliefs being imposed on the lives of others, then the speech by Senator Deborah O’Neill (ALP) during the Restoring Territory Rights debate should concern you.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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