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Voluntary Assisted Dying

Tuesday 4 June 

I’m holding a forum about our draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 5.30 for 6pm Thursday 13 July in the NSW Parliament Theatrette. Speakers include The Hon Trevor Khan MLC, President of NSW Dying with Dignity Sarah Edelman and City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott. RSVP here:www.alexgreenwich.com/voluntary_assisted_dying_forum

The bill, drafted by the multi-party NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying, would provide an option for people who are terminally ill and experiencing severe pain, suffering or physical incapacity to request and receive assistance from medical practitioners to end their lives voluntarily and includes strong safeguards. We should not prolong pain, suffering and distress for terminally ill people against their wishes. The bill: www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/bills/fbb47772-6378-42e0-9ce8-fc5cd330699c. You can comment on the bill by 17 July to voluntaryassisteddying@parliament.nsw.gov.au