Video: Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) explained

Suzanne James interviewed Shayne Higson, Vice President of Dying With Dignity NSW in the first of two interviews about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, soon to be debated in NSW Parliament.

They discuss key elements of the bill, including eligibility requirements, safeguards and the effective operation of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) in other states where it has been law for some time.

Amid 80% democratic public support for VAD and with increasing cross-bench and major party support for the legislation, the bill is expected to be introduced by Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich in mid-October. This interview was recorded via Zoom on September 30.