Claire’s Story

I grew up in Canberra and although I no longer reside there, half my family still do. My story is long, tumultuous and complex but one thing has been the same and consistent for over 30 years-unmanaged, untreated, usually unbelieved and inoperable chronic pain and suffering. Recently I applied overseas…

Submission into enquiry into the need for laws in Victoria to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices

Although I live outside Victoria, my extended family all live there so I visit regularly. When my chronically-ill mother was dying at her home in Victoria in 1995, her last words, in appalling pain, were “please make it quick”. But it was another two hours before she was able to…