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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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Voluntary assisted dying in Victoria: some people die waiting

Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying program is challenging and complicated. Professors Ben White and Lindy Wilmott, and research fellow Marcus Sellars, ask: Can future laws do better? 

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Fourth Aussie state passes VAD law

South Australia is the fourth Australian state - and the second this year - to legalise Voluntary Assisted Dying.

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500-strong crowd rallies in Adelaide for VAD

The Candles for Compassion vigil drew 500 supporters to Parliament House in Adelaide as MPs voted decisively to progress the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill to its final reading.

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The electoral ramifications of supporting Voluntary Assisted Dying

Is it politically wise to support voluntary assisted dying laws?

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