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We thought she would pass away q...

Jan Cumner’s mother Dorothy was 80 when she suffered back pain that turned out...

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The option of VAD would have giv...

As Virginia Fewster’s late husband Michael became in...

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'Bring me a gun' - Diary reveals...

Dying from soft-tissue cancer, Marie Jansen's husband of 52 years feared a pai...

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'He asked me if I would smother ...

Gary Lobley's partner Jeff died in 1993 from AIDS. “...

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If he had the option, he would h...

Allison Bowman’s father Stephen died seven months af...

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I've had people begging me to he...

Phil Browne is a registered nurse, palliative care w...

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Please pass the VAD law so other...

"She said, ‘We don’t let animals suffer like this’ and she begged my eldest brother ...

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'You promised me it wouldn’t be ...

My sister Gay suffered the most awful, unimaginable and intolerable pain. Her death ...

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It is time to give people choice...

Lydia*, a nurse of more than 30 years, has watched as countless people die. She is u...

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Vicky's VAD call: 'I will fight ...

Vicky Crichton says she was broken, listening to the...

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'It would be a great relief to k...

Damon Spina was 39 when he was delivered the harrowi...

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I hated seeing my parents in pain

In her 20s, Michelle Reid lost both her parents within five months of each other. No...

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‘Allow me the choice not to suffer’

Suffering intolerably with rapidly progressing motor neurone disease (MND) Queenslan...

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'Let me choose a good death'

In March 2015, Gayl Gray was diagnosed with brain cancer. Just nine weeks later, her...

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'This Voluntary Assisted Dying b...

Assistant nurse Kay Lang has watched two close friends die horribly from cancer. She...

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She suffered and there wasn't a ...

Terry Gladman's best friend and partner of 30 years,...

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I just don't want her to suffer

Karen Ireland's twin sister Kim is in the final stages of an agressive brain tumour....

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She was all by herself

Rosie Mott ended her life - alone - when she could n...

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Keeping Mum alive when she wante...

Cathy Herbert’s mother Ursula died in 2017 at the ag...

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No mother should have to sit wi...

Sharon Stretton’s son Daniel was born with the conne...

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'Mentally scarred for the rest o...

The best palliative care in the world would not have stopped Matt Downey's pain and ...

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'I want to go before I'm in napp...

"I want to go when people remember me as being peaceful and able to say goodbye," sa...

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At mum’s funeral, I advocated fo...

My mother suffered horrendously. I implore the government to take urgent action to l...

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The McBryde family

Our beautiful Mum, Beryl, passed away just before midnight on Wednesday 31 July, 201...

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Tanya Battel

As at June 2019, I am living with Stage IV incurable metastatic breast cancer. I am ...

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Marjorie and her mother

I held my mother's hand until her last breath. She had metastatic melanoma and had f...

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Chris Kable's mother

In January 2016 my mother was diagnosed with stage 5 peritoneal cancer - a type of c...

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Michelle, my sister

My sister Michelle was originally diagnosed with cervical cancer 12 years before she...

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Di's father

We always knew it would happen. Our father said many times that they treat animals h...

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For many, it's a living death

I was diagnosed with a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 25 years ago. It ended m...

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RIP Dad. Love you always

When Channel 7's Sunrise Facebook page asked viewers if medically assisted dying sho...

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Cleona, my first

She was the first person who ever asked for my medical opinion, so I suppose that ma...

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My mum, Dulcie

At the age of 73, my mother, Dulcie May Turton, was told she had a neuroendocrine tu...

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Cory Taylor, my story

I have melanoma. I’ve kept it at bay for 10 years but it is now untreatable.

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Prof. Ian Maddocks

Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks is an eminent palliative care specialist and Senior ...

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