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Posted on Sunday 19th June 2016 at 9:03pm

The Canadian Parliament has passed a law that allows the terminally ill to choose assisted dying in restricted circumstances.

After some political tussles, the Canadian Parliament has legalised assisted dying.

Keywords: Canada | Legislation | Legislative reform

 

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Posted on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 12:18am

The American Medical Association has passed a resolution to re-examine its opposed stance to assisted dying.

The American Medical Association just held its annual meeting in Chicago.

Keywords: USA | Australian Medical Association (AMA)

 

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Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 9:10pm

The final report of the Victorian Parliament's inqiry into end of life choices has just been release. It recommends assisted dying law reform.

A Committee of the Victorian Parliament has released its final report of a year-long investigation of end-of-life choices. The report recommends assisted dying law reform.

 

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Posted on Sunday 8th May 2016 at 11:27pm

The Australian Federal election is now officially 'on'. You can take Vote Compass' questionnaire and indicate your views on assisted dying for the terminally ill, amongst other things.

Well it's on again. The not-so-secret double dissolution trigger has been pulled, and Australians are off to the polls.

Keywords: Australia | Legislative reform

 

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Posted on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 11:17pm

Andrew Denton meets a woman who is dying of a rare and aggressive cancer.

Andrew Denton has appeared in an ABC Radio National broadcast, presented by David Rutledge, about assisted dying.

Keywords: Assisted dying (AD) | Australia

 

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Posted on Monday 5th October 2015 at 4:15pm

Victory! Assisted dying becomes legal in California

On Friday September 11th 2015, the California legislature passed an assisted dying bill, the End Of Life Option Act, modelled on the Oregon Death With Dignity Act which has been in effect since 1997. It had been a long and tortuous wait to see if Governor Jerry Brown would sign the Bill into law.

Keywords: Physician-assisted dying (PAD) | USA | California | Catholic Church | Catholic | Legislative reform

 

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Posted on Friday 29th May 2015 at 8:24am

An anti-euthanasia lobby group refused to open any of its conference sessions to the public last weekend.

Last weekend in Adelaide, Australia, delegates from around the world congregated at a conference convened by Paul Russell's group, "HOPE". The conference's purpose was to share information in opposition to assisted dying law reform. It was held in Adelaide partly because it is described as the 'virtual epicenter' of moves to legalise voluntary euthanasia. That's a great credit to Frances Coombe and her team at the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society, who work tirelessly towards reform that the overwhelming majority of citizens want.

Keywords: Voluntary euthanasia (VE) | Australia | South Australia | Paul Russell | Lobbying: Opponents

 

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Posted on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 11:12pm

Medical group Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice sends letter to RACP executive.

Medical group Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia Choice has sent a letter of complaint, criticising the RACP executive for unilaterally cancelling its invitation to Dr Rodney Syme to address its annual Congress.

Keywords: Flip-flop | Lobbying: Opponents

 

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Posted on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 11:37pm

The Royal Australian College of Physicians cancels an assisted dying advocate doctor's invitation to address annual conference.

The Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) invited reasoned and measured assisted-dying doctor, Dr Rodney Syme, to address its annual conference in Cairns, and then unceremoniously pulled the plug. Cowardice? Flip-flop? You bet.

Keywords: Flip-flop | Australia | Legislative reform

 

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Posted on Sunday 17th May 2015 at 7:28pm

New assisted dying law reform hub is launched.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ya3qfwH-yXs

The launch of DyingForChoice.com, a service dedicated to reasoned argument in supported of assisted dying law reform, and underpinned by sound evidence, has been announced.

Keywords: Physician-assisted dying (PAD) | Voluntary euthanasia (VE) | Assisted dying (AD) | Legislative reform | Lobbying: Supporters

 

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19th September 2017 at 10:30pm 0

AMA doctors misinform Victorian parliamentarians

Three AMA-Victoria past Presidents fronted the Victorian Parliament and spread misinformation about assisted dying law reform.