Dying With Dignity ACT
Dying With Dignity ACT


Dying with Dignity ACT is a non-profit organisation of volunteers committed to law reform to enable ACT citizens to have assistance to die.

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The Law in Canberra

The ACT Parliament is currently debating a bill to introduce Voluntary Assisted Dying
Click to know more Read the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2023 here Explanatory Statement to the Bill

An Elective Death

An alternative to the callous way we die today is an elective death.

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Latest News

Consultation – VAD amendments

ACT MLA Dr Marisa Paterson has invited community consultation on her proposed amendments to the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill currently before the Legislative Assembly. She says “I am proposing amendments ... seeking to address a critical gap in existing VAD legislation across Australia, where a person loses capacity...
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ACT VAD Bill debated

The bill proposing Voluntary Assisted Dying was debated on Thursday 16 May in the ACT Legislative Assembly.   The Canberra Times reported that Labor and Greens members have committed to support the bill.   Opposition Leader Elizabeth Lee is quoted as saying "I fundamentally believe that...
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VAD Media Toolkit

About assisted dying Assisted dying, or voluntary assisted dying, is an additional end-of-life choice that provides eligible people who are suffering and dying with the option of asking for medical assistance to end their lives. It is always voluntary and involves strict eligibility criteria and multiple...
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