Euthanasia

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Mercy death
Mercy killing
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board: report of operations - July to December 2020

This is the fourth report from the independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
Report

Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board: report of operations - January to June 2020

This is the third report from the independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
Report

Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board: report of operations 2018-19

This report is the first from the independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
Report

Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board: report of operations - June to December 2019

This report is the second from the independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
Journal article

Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: some insights from the Netherlands

Over two decades of Dutch experience with voluntary assisted dying can inform deliberations about the nature of a regulatory framework in Australian jurisdictions, according to the authors of this article.
Report

Experience internationally of the legalisation of assisted dying on the palliative care sector: final report

This report examines the international experience on the palliative care sector of the legalisation of voluntary assisted dying (VAD).
Briefing paper

Key issues for the 57th Parliament

This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing...
Journal article

Victoria's voluntary assisted dying law: clinical implementation as the next challenge

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (VAD Act) will become operational on 19 June 2019. A designated 18‐month implementation period has seen an Implementation Taskforce appointed, and work is underway on projects including developing clinical guidance, models of care, medication protocols and training for...
Journal article

Future of assisted dying reform in Australia

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia in 20 years to permit voluntary assisted dying (VAD). This paper considers how other Australian states and territories are likely to respond to this development.
Report

My life, my choice

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.