Dying With Dignity NSW campaigns for legislation to provide for voluntary assisted death with strict guidelines
We believe that individuals should have the right to choose a peaceful death when suffering is unrelievable and death inevitable. At least 80% of Australians now want the option of this final freedom.
Members of Dying with Dignity NSW are deeply disappointed and frustrated at the failure of the NSW Legislative Council to pass the Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill on 23rd May 2013. The Bill was voted down by 23 votes to 13 (4 abstained).
Despite this setback, the issue of assisted dying is firmly on the political agenda and the dying with dignity movement will regroup to pursue law reform in the coming months.
DWDnsw will be working to encourage and support a process that leads to a cross-party Parliamentary Inquiry that takes evidence from individuals and organisations, takes into account the latest research from overseas and in turn leads to a report supporting the need for law reform.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR OUR IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN.