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Please support our campaign to bring the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation before Queensland parliament.

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Dying with Dignity can end needless pain and suffering


For too long, families have watched loved ones struggle with end of life care that no longer relieves their pain and suffering.

Victoria and Western Australia are the only states in Australia currently offering citizens an option to end pain and suffering and die with dignity. Of course, this option is subject to stringent legally mandated safeguards

We hope Queensland will follow their lead.

We urge politicians of all sides to support our campaign to bring the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation before Queensland parliament with urgency with a view to MPs voting on the proposed legislation before this term of parliament concludes.

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Peter's Story


Peter Simpson has been fighting cancer for 37 months. Sadly, he's running out of treatment options, and his condition is worsening. Peter has described the pain that somebody goes through with cancer is horrendous. He'd seen this first hand with his father, a proud man writhing around on the bed full of morphine.

"If Dad had been given the opportunity, he'd have pushed the button."

Peter explains that when he gets to that stage, he'd rather go out with dignity.

Wife Penny makes a powerful plea. "People being able to have that choice. And that's the choice of Dying with Dignity".

Peter wants the choice not to die in extreme pain.

A LETTER TO YOUR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF QUEENSLAND


To all members of the Legislative Assembly Queensland

The people have spoken

The time is right for Voluntary Assisted Dying

Since November 2018 the bipartisan Queensland Government Health Committee has been seeking Queenslanders views on the questions of providing terminally ill Queenslanders the right to die with dignity through Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). The Committee conducted consultations across the state including holding 41 hearings and received 4729 submissions on the question. With the views and experiences of submitters and more than 500 witnesses informing the findings and recommendations.

The health committee report, tabled on 31 March 2020 reveals that most Queenslanders are in favour of the new legislation ­providing a legal avenue to help terminally ill Queenslanders access VAD to die with dignity at a time of their choosing, provided they meet strict eligibility requirements.

Current Queensland laws do not provide a legal avenue for helping terminally ill people to die with dignity.

In summing up the report findings Committee Chair Aaron Harper MP concluded;

“We believe citizens should have the choice to access Voluntary Assisted Dying if they fit the strict eligibility criteria and if this is a choice made by them.”

We agree, but we need the laws to be voted on now, not delayed beyond the election.

The right to die with dignity should not be a political issue.

For too long families have watched loved one’s struggle with end of life care that no longer relieves their pain and suffering.

We urge politicians of all sides to support our campaign to bring the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation before Queensland parliament with urgency with a view to MPs voting on the proposed legislation before this term of parliament concludes.

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