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

On 5 June 2024 the ACT Parliament enacted Voluntary Assisted Dying in the Australian Capital Territory. The scheme will take effect from 3 November 2025.
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VAD and Dementia

The new VAD legislation from 3 November 2025 will not help people who lose decision-making capacity. The Legislative Assembly has supported a motion to consider this problem. The resolution proposes that the Government report back on possible models by May 2025.
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ACT VAD legislation passes

On 5 June 2024 the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the ACT Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. The vote was 20 in favour, 5 against. All Labor and Greens members voted in favour of the bill, along with Opposition Leader Elizabeth Lee, deputy opposition leader Leanne Castley and...
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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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