Bill To Legalise Assisted Dying Across Australia

A private member’s bill that would clear the way for assisted dying to be legalised across Australia could be passed in the Senate this week, but may not be granted the lower house vote needed to pass into law. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , who is under pressure from conservatives within the Coalition, has refused Read More…

Voluntary Euthanasia Panel

It has been announced that a panel will oversee each application to regulate Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia laws. The laws allow terminally ill Victorians with less than six months to live, the right to end their lives. The article below is from the June 30, 2018 issue of The Age Digital Edition. Panel to study every Read More…

Law Change: Victorians Can Refuse Medical Treatment

Victorians now have the power to refuse medical treatment. New laws that came into effect in March 2018 mean families can no longer overturn such instructions. As reported in the March 19, 2018 issue of The Age Digital Edition. New laws to give patients control of own destiny Victorians, including those with dementia , now have Read More…

Euthanasia Legal in Victoria from 2019

Terminally ill Victorians will be able to legally end their own lives after State Parliament passed the government’s voluntary assisted dying bill in November 2017. After more than 100 hours of debate , the bill had a low-key final passage through the lower house just before midday. But the government has acknowledged that people with Read More…

Personal Conscience Debate: Voluntary Euthanasia

In the year’s I have published this web site aimed at informing people about my opinions about my end of life, I have received both positive and negative feedback. As I have always maintained, it is MY belief and opinion. I am not selling my opinion or stating that it is right for everyone except Read More…

Voluntary Euthanasia Register

While we are overjoyed about the upcoming changes to Victoria’s Voluntary Euthanasia Laws, our attention is drawn to who should qualify. Understandably, the Government is being very cautious including some very strict safeguards but are these safeguards excluding some of the people the laws should affect. My suggestion is a register like the Australian Organ Read More…

Terminally ill: more time to die

Terminally ill Victorians could have up to two years to seek a physician assisted death, with the Andrews government’s advisers contemplating whether to set a longer-than expected time frame in the euthanasia laws to be introduced this year. Patients with a broad range of conditions could also end up being eligible to make such requests Read More…

Voluntary Euthanasia Laws Before Victorian Government

I have always considered myself a proud Melburnian, but today I am proudly a Victorian as euthanasia laws are set for parliament. Voluntary euthanasia laws are likely to go before State Parliament next year, with the Andrews Government establishing an expert panel to advise it on an appropriate model. The Victorian government is understood to Read More…

Terminally ill People Deserve More

Roger Hunt is a palliative care specialist with over 30 years experience. He says that terminally ill people deserve more than being left to die in agonising, debilitating pain AS a palliative care doctor for more than three decades, I’ve sat at the bedside of many thousands of people with terminal illness. I’ve listened to Read More…

Kylie Monaghan

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Kylie Monaghan has passed away from terminal cancer hoping her legacy will be South Australian MPs voting in favour of legalising the right to voluntarily die with dignity. Ms Monaghan, 35, of Port Pirie, was the face of the Be the Bill campaign launched last month urging SA politicians to support a Read More…

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