Go Gentle Australia was created in 2016 to spark a national conversation about assisted dying laws.
It was established to help relieve the distress, helplessness and suffering experienced by Australians with incurable or terminal illnesses, their families and carers. We argue for the right of all Australians to have a choice about what happens to them at the end of their lives and not to be forced, when they are at their most vulnerable, into cruel and avoidable suffering.
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation officially supports a law for voluntary euthanasia and is a partner in this campaign. Australia’s nurses and midwives are on the frontline every day, working with patients and their families and providing treatment, care and emotional support. They witness more than anyone else the damage, harm and trauma that is taking place in the absence of this legislation.