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Public submissions open for End of Life Choice Bill

20 Dec 2017 2:19 PM | Philip Patston (Administrator)

Public submissions are now being called for End of Life Choice Bill on the Parliament website.

The closing date for submissions is midnight on Tuesday, 6 March 2018

This bill proposes to give people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying. 

The bill: 

  • defines who is eligible for assisted dying 
  • details the provisions to ensure that this a free choice 
  • outlines the steps to ensure a person is mentally capable of understanding the nature and consequences of assisted dying.  

What do you need to know?

  • Submissions are publicly released and published to the Parliament website. Only your name or organisation’s name is required on a submission. Please keep your contact details separate, because if they are included on the submission they will become publicly available when the submission is released.
  • If you wish to include information of a private or personal nature in your submission you should discuss this with the clerk of the committee before submitting.
  • If you wish to speak to your submission, please state this clearly.  The committee will decide at a later date how it will hear from submitters. 

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the ‘How to make a submission’ link in the ‘Related documents’ panel.

If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact the Committee Staff through the contact details provided on the Parliament website.

Comments

  • 29 Dec 2017 7:50 AM | Anonymous
    We now have Gay Marriage, Abortion Laws and our now contemplating Cannabis reform.
    Surely we have Politicians with compassion to pass legislation on Voluntary Euthanasia.
    For the ones that oppose on whatever grounds, all they need to do is stay with the status quo, Now whats wrong with that?
    Leaving others to have and make this their Choice.

    Would like to speak to submission
    Kevin Stone
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