This inquiry found that the current lawful options available to people experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering at end of life are inadequate, and can be exceptionally difficult for the dying person and for their family and friends.
This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.
Within Australia, there have been many attempts to pass voluntary euthanasia (VE) or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation. From 16 June 1993 until the date of writing, 51 Bills have been introduced into Australian parliaments dealing with legalising VE or PAS. Despite these numerous attempts, the...