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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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Qld nurses, doctors, ambos write open letter to MPs in support of VAD

An alliance of 28 groups representing doctors, nurses, ambulance officers and terminally ill Queenslanders has written to state MPs urging them to support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

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Help restore Northern Territory rights

The public is invited to make submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into the Ensuring Northern Territory Rights Bill 2021. But there isn't much time!

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QUT briefing paper distills 20 years of VAD research

A new briefing paper from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research sets out 20 years of evidence supporting the introduction of voluntary assisted dying laws. 

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National Seniors survey reveals 86% support for assisted dying laws

National Seniors Australia has surveyed its members and found 86% support for the option of voluntary assisted dying for people with a terminal illness.

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'Eternally thankful' - Indigenous woman among first to choose Voluntary Assisted Dying in WA

A 63-year-old terminally ill woman from Perth has become the first identified Western Australian to use the state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law. 

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following story contains images and names of a deceased person. She and her family have given explicit permission for her name and image to be used.

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First person uses WA's Assisted Dying law

Premier Mark McGowan says he's been advised that the first person has made use of Western Australia's Voluntary Assisted Dying law.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill brings NSW into line with other Australian states

Go Gentle Australia welcomes the NSW Draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, released for consultation by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.

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Enough already about conscientious objection in voluntary assisted dying – what about the conscientious participants?

Objectors to Voluntary Assisted Dying aren't the only ones with a conscience. So why do their views predominate, asks QUT Health Law researcher Jodhi Rutherford.

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Calls for more education, training as Western Australia's assisted dying law takes effect

From 1 July 2021, terminally ill Western Australians can legally access Voluntary Assisted Dying.

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