Monday 25 September 2017
The Hon Trevor Khan introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill in the Legislative Council on Thursday on behalf of the NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying. I’ve worked with National, Liberal, Labor and Green members in the group for over two years to create a bill to help people who are terminally ill and experiencing significant pain and suffering to get assistance to die at the end of their life. The bill is based on the conservative Oregon model that has been in place unchanged for 20 years and has not resulted in abuse, reduced palliative care funding or eroded the patient-doctor relationship.
The bill is about compassion and I encourage you to read Trevor’s introductory speech, which outlines the strong safeguards and provides a heartfelt account of why it is important to him, HERE.