Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is heading back into the NSW Legislative Council this week, and advocates are urging MPs not to give ground to hostile amendments. Suzanne James reports.

Suzanne James asks Shayne Higson and Greg Connell for an update on the stalled NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying bill.

Dying With Dignity NSW and Go Gentle Australia and supporters of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill have pressed the case outside the NSW parliament. Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter report.

Suzanne James speaks to Shayne Higson, Vice President of Dying With Dignity NSW, about the historic passing of the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 through the NSW Legislative Assembly

NSW parliament

In a major victory for democracy, Suzanne James reports that the NSW lower house has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after decades of public debate and community protest.

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was due to go to a lower house vote. But a small group of MPs have proposed a host of last-minute amendments to delay its passage, reports Suzanne James.

In part three of our series on the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2021, Green Left interviews NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, co-sponsor of the bill to be introduced by Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich.

Suzanne James writes about the rise in public support for the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill and the likely impact of the change of leadership in New South Wales on its potential passage.

Green Left interviews Beverly Baker, chairperson of Older Women’s Network about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, soon to be debated in the NSW parliament.

Green Left speaks to Shayne Higson, Vice President of Dying With Dignity NSW, about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, soon to be debated in the NSW Parliament.

The right to die with dignity has widespread community support. But will it be enough to beat the unholy alliances between conservative MPs and wealthy hard-right religious ideologues in NSW? Suzanne James investigates.

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