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VAD demand 'exceeds expectations' in WA

Demand for voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia is three times greater than expected, new figures from the VAD Review Board reveal.

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By-election voters reject further delays in enacting NSW VAD law

A new poll shows almost two-thirds of voters want political leaders to put aside personal views and pass legislation to give terminally ill people in NSW the same end-of-life choices as other Australians.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying - let's get this done

It is 2022 and two-thirds of us now live in a state where, if we become terminally ill, we will have a choice not to suffer and to die on our own terms. But what about the rest of us?

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Thank you for a huge 2021

Wow! What a year 2021 has been for end of life choice in Australia. And 2022 is set to be even bigger.

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NSW moves a step closer to compassion and choice

On 26 November 2021 the NSW Lower House passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill 2021 by 52 votes to 32. The bill now moves to the Upper House for a final vote in 2022.

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Go Gentle welcomes start of NSW VAD debate, urges fact-based argument

Go Gentle Australia welcomes the commencement of debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill in the NSW parliament today.

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Vale Dr Rodney Syme

Rodney Syme AM was a man of deep and unshakeable principle who, more than any other, made possible the legalisation of Voluntary Assisted Dying across Australia.

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Some mistruths warrant correcting

Pain specialist Dr Gavin Pattullo corrects misinformation about palliative care and VAD, and describes the lengths his terminally ill wife went to to avoid suffering at the end of her life.

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OPAN backs NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying law

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has welcomed the introduction of a Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to the New South Wales parliament.

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VAD will be debated in NSW parliament this week. Here’s what to expect

Australia's leading health law experts urge MPs to be transparent about the values that guide their decision. Does their vote reflect their own values, or are they seeking to reflect the views of the majority of their constituents?

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