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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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1 in 5 NSW suicides in people over 40 is by someone with terminal or debilitiating illness

National coronial data reveals that one in five (20%) suicides of people over 40 in NSW in 2019 were by people with a terminal or debilitating medical condition or had experienced a significant decline in physical health.

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Outdated federal law threatens VAD access

A 16-year-old Commonwealth law that prohibits discussing suicide via telephone and the internet may pose legal risks for doctors and restricts access to voluntary assisted dying, experts say.

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Queensland passes VAD law

Queensland has become the fifth Australian state - and the third this year - to legalise voluntary assisted dying.

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Vigil tonight, QLD VAD debate begins tomorrow

Tomorrow (14 September), Queensland's Parliament will debate the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021. Wherever you live in Australia, we need your support.

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87% of QLD nurses back voluntary assisted dying

Queensland nurses overwhelmingly back the introduction of Voluntary Assisted Dying laws with safeguards, a poll and survey from the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union has found.

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Better access, more VAD doctors, new report shows

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s report on the first two years of assisted dying in Victoria confirms the law continues to operate safely as a genuine and compassionate end of life option.

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Pro-VAD groups refute Catholic Church’s misleading claims about Queensland’s VAD law

A coalition of pro-VAD community groups has refuted claims by Queensland’s Catholic Church that people and workplaces will be forced to participate in Voluntary Assisted Dying.

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