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I want to die with dignity, not ...

My name is Rhonda Taylor. I celebrated my 54th birthday a week ago, my last. I have ...

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My dad, Michael

Every week as a vet I put suffering pets – with no quality of life – to a gentle and...

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Sandra's story

“I’m sorry to report that it seems you are displaying symptoms of the disease called...

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My mother, Gail

My mother Gail Carbone had a terminal brain tumour and passed away on 13 January, 20...

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Drs Ian Catto and Mary Collins

"Even if one dying person suffers unnecessarily, it is one too many."

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Elizabeth Cheung

We need your help so that other families don't have to suffer the way Elizabeth's di...

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I have ten auto-immune diseases

I love life. I am not depressed. But I am stashing away pills so that I can end my l...

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My husband, Alan

Alan Bacon and I were pen friends for six months before we even met, and when we did...

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I know my dad felt great pain

My dad, Ned Edward, used to tell me stories about his childhood when he dropped me o...

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My mum, Mary, and my aunt, Jeanenne

My mum and my aunt were raised on a dairy farm in Busselton, so they grew to care ab...

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My father, John

I am 68, which is about the same age my dad was when he died. So these days I find m...

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The Cat Lady of Kojonup

My mum’s name was Elizabeth Stancer but she was also known as the Cat Lady of Kojonu...

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Keith Potger

Australian music legend Keith Potger has lent his support to calls for voluntary ass...

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The hospice could not cope

My beautiful husband Michael was diagnosed with motor neurone disease on the 1st of ...

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My husband, John

John Austin Sayer was a charming man and had the gift of knowing how to talk easily ...

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Tom Percy, QC

Prominent Queens Counsel, Tom Percy, has supported calls for assisted dying laws.

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Christine Dargie

10% of suicides in WA are by people with a terminal illness. The effect on families ...

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Dr Mary Collins and Prof Fiona S...

What if you could have a beautiful death? Free from suffering, in control and with y...

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Dr Ian Catto

I graduated from medical school 40 years ago. Increasingly I have seen divisiveness ...

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Peta Nottle, one of Australia's ...

As one of Western Australia’s longest serving registered nurses and one of Australia...

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My husband, Paul

I was driving when I heard Andrew Denton use the phrase 'Light a Fire' and knew that...

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Camilla's father

In 2009 my father was diagnosed with bowel cancer. By the time it was discovered, it...

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Sarah's husband, JD

My late husband JD loved Christmas more than anyone I’ve ever known. He did everythi...

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My sister, Peggie

My late father used to say that suffering from advanced emphysema was like gasping f...

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Howard Sattler: my story

Radio legend Howard Sattler stood up for the battlers and took on governments in his...

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My aunt Roslyn, mother Eulalie, ...

My aunt Roslyn Hamilton-Brown, my mother Eulalie Maria Celine Humphrey, and my fathe...

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Gina, the love of my life

Georgina Burns, or Gina as she was known to friends, met her future husband and the ...

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My father, Ernest

My father Ernest Alun Jones was a World War II veteran, a very stoic character.  I n...

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Dr Felicity Haynes' mother Joan

My mother, Joan Freeth, died of breast cancer in a slow and painful death, propped u...

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Don Paterson: my story

l'm a firm believer in life choices. That we all should have a choice if we want to ...

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My father, Leslie

My father Leslie Hounsome died in 2006 at the age of 86. H...

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Vanessa's mother, Jen

When I was 19-years-old, I became the primary carer for my mum, who was in the advan...

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Garry and Jan's story

An overwhelming majority of Australians, Allanah MacTiernan said, wanted the right t...

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Jim and Joy, my parents

My Mum and Dad, Joy and Jim Jarratt, were fit, healthy people and active all their l...

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Marie's husband, Rod

My partner, Rod*, of 20 years lost not only his life in a great deal of suffering bu...

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Maretta Bane's brother

I have just written the following email to five of our MPs:

"My younger broth...

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My dad, Franc

My Dad, Franc Polak, passed away in July 2017 from gall bladder cancer.

He wa...

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Professor Max Kamien

Professor Max Kamien, one of Australia’s most senior and influential general practit...

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My husband Andy was my best friend

My husband Andy was my best friend. 

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Gerald Charles Briggs

When my daughter Scarlett was 11-months-old, she woke up one morning and her body ha...

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Dr Alida Lancee

As a female semi-rural GP involved in palliative care for the past 25 years, I have ...

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George, Dinny Laurence's father

My father George always said he wanted to go home and die in his own country. He and...

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Belinda and her mother, Mareia

I can't wait to stop talking and start walking – all the w...

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A Brave Life, A Merciless End

My husband Russell was ill for 20 years – ten of those in chronic pain, riddled with...

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No doctor or government should s...

My wife Dorothy Maxine Philip received a diagnosis of an inoperable cancer of the st...

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Angie's dad Dusty

My dad Dusty Miller was a Vietnam Veteran and founder of the now iconic Birdsville B...

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Christine's mother, Hazel

When I was 17 years old I worked as a medical secretary at the Perth Radiological cl...

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Colin's story

I’m 44. A Dad to two young children. A husband, a doctor and I’m dying.

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Jan Markby's Uncle Tom

Regrettably there has been both a sibling and some friends to whom I have had ...

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Gillian White's mother

My mother had been a strong opponent of assisted dying all her life until at t...

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Margo Beilby's husband, Michael

My husband, Michael Beilby, had COPD and Parkinsons. His doctors told him that...

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Kerry Enright's mother, Mrytle

My mother, Myrtle Tapscott, was the most generous person I have ever known.

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Anne Fraser's mother

I couldn't hold my mother in my arms as she died.

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Jenny's husband, John

Fourteen months after he lost the power in his right arm, my husband, John Mac...

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June, Deborah Allcott's mother

Our mother June was a proud woman who was down-to-earth and genuine yet steeped in t...

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Michael Watkins, Bill Spanbroek'...

Thirteen years ago Bill Spanbroek made an impassioned plea to West Australian and fe...

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Dom Rose's grandmother

As a Catholic, I’ve always been taught that suicide and the ending of life “unnatura...

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Grytsje Doust's mother, Klaske

In 2006, my mother was diagnosed with acute leukemia. She had been suffering from my...

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Joanna Church

There have been several times over the years where I have ...

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Lindsay and Janet, Gillian's par...

My parents Lindsay and Janet Henderson were GPs in the Scottish Highlands. In those ...

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John Hammond, a lawyer, represen...

John Hammond may be one of Western Australia’s most high profile lawyers but he rate...

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Michael, Kate McBarron's brother

My family has experienced so much death over the years. I believe everybody has the ...

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Eileen, Kelly's mother

My mum’s name was Eileen O’Loughlan. She was a really lovely Irish woman, one of 15 ...

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My husband, Darren

I’m in favour of people having the choice of assisted dying in cases like Motor Neur...

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Leonie's father, Ron

My Dad’s name was Ron Anderson. He was one of those people in this world who was rea...

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Willem van Soest, Marcelle's hus...

Van (Willem van Soest) and his family migrated from the Netherlands to Australia in ...

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Mica Pereira's family

My parents are from Argentina, but our family moved to the Netherlands when I was fo...

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Michael Walker's story

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since then I have consulted s...

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My dad, Pat

My father Ernest John Hindle, who people knew as Pa...

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Robyn, Narelda 's friend

Popular Perth newsreader Narelda Jacobs remembers close friend Robyn Hornsey pointin...

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My mother, Tan

I saw my mother die of cancer when I was 18 years old. It was 1974, the year after I...

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Reece's cousin, Darren

The last time Baldivis MP Reece Whitby saw his cousin Darren was at their grandmothe...

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My mum, Dorothy

West Australian Mining and Pastoral Region MP Robin Chapple became a champion of ass...

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My mother, Valma

My mother Valma Wolf was fit and healthy, played sport every day, worked hard,...

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TE's palliative nursing experience

As a palliative care nurse, I am asked to end a patient’s life about twice a year – ...

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Andrew Rose, my husband

My husband of 46 years, father of Drew and Kirsty, father-in-law of Kylie and Mark, ...

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