Welcome to DWDACT

Ambassadors for law reform

For decades the majority of Australians have believed that those who are suffering intolerably from a terminal or advanced stage of an incurable illness should have the legal right to request and obtain medical assistance to end their lives with dignity. Many prominent Australians support law reform.
View the full list of ambassadors at Dying with Dignity Victoria

Latest News

DIGNITAS Newsletter - November 2018

DIGNITAS Newsletter РNovember 2018

Assisted suicide is still prohibited by law in many countries. Free and responsible citizens continue to be patronised and prevented against their will from ending their suffering and life in a manner they personally consider dignified. Relatives and friends who respect the wish of a seriously ill person to die and who give him or her their support are still being treated as criminals.
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Territory Rights Fail to be restored once again.. See why in this analysis by Jeanne Arthur, President of DWDACT

Territory Rights Fail to be restored once again.. See why in this analysis by Jeanne Arthur, President of DWDACT

See how parliamentarians voted on the Restoring Territory Rights Bill in August 2018
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Bulletin 18

Bulletin 18

This Bulletin must begin with an apology. Due to my absence in South Africa at the World Federation of Right to Die Conference we omitted to inform you that the Public Meeting we thought we could organize in September had to be cancelled due to various speakers we approached not being available on that day. I believe some members went to the Grant Cameron Community Centre thinking that there would be a meeting.
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What we do

Dying with Dignity ACT Inc. is a not for profit organization that is managed by a volunteer committee made up of Canberrans who are committed to law reform which would enable ACT citizens to have assistance to die. We have been running since the 1980s. We,

  • lobby federal and local bodies.
  • recommend to local politicians the legislative changes that we think are needed in the ACT in relation to assisted dying.
  • communicate with DWD and VES organizations around Australia, including YourLastRight.com and The World Federation Right to Die Society.
  • attend national and international conferences.
  • inform ourselves about legislation on assisted dying in other countries.
  • organize forums with local and national speakers of note.
  • run general meetings with speakers each year on a range of matters including organ donation, respecting patients’ choices, statistics on polls held on the issue of voluntary euthanasia and enduring power of attorney, dementia and the law.
  • update our members regularly about meetings, the latest publications, ideas, events and other issues through our website, Bulletins, letters and email.
  • participate as members of local groups such the Council of The Ageing, and ACT Health Care Consumers Association.

We welcome new members. Our membership is important to us because we can lobby more effectively if our numbers are high.

We hope you find this website helpful. If you wish to, please write your story about why you are interested in changing the law. That could help us to be more persuasive in influencing politicians to change the law.

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