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Dying With Dignity Victoria (DWDV - formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Victoria Inc.) is a law reform and education organisation pursuing public policies and laws in the state of Victoria that enhance self-determination and dignity at the end of life.
Patrons Mr Julian Burnside QC, Hon Rod Mackenzie OAM, Hon Ian Macphee AO
DWDV has no connection with Philip Nitschke, Exit International or a publicly available ‘peaceful pill’.
'A tale of three deaths' by DWDV Vice-President, Dr. Rodney Syme.
The push to secure legislation for voluntary assisted dying is underscored by the many personal stories of people's end of life experiences. Stories such as these illustrate the need for people to be able to choose what is best for them in their end of life care, and highlight the importance of good voluntary assisted dying legal framework.
Click here to read the article which appeared in The Saturday Paper 26/6/16
Inquiry into End of Life Choices
The report for the Inquiry into End of Life Choices was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on the morning of Thursday 9 June.
This will be the closest that Victoria has come to legalising voluntary assisted dying in almost a decade. If this inquiry influences the Victorian Parliament to pass legislation, it will give Victorians who are faced with terminal or advanced incurable illness or enduring intolerable suffering the choice to end their suffering on their own terms.
Click through to view the Full Report
FEDERAL ELECTION 2016
The following political parties have a pro-VE policy (listed in alphabetical order):
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party
The Australian Greens
The Australian Sex Party
The Liberal Democrats
The Voluntary Euthanasia Party
Vote Compass is back for the Federal Election. The order of questions changes but you will get a chance to "Strongly Agree" with the following statement:
"Terminally ill patients should be able to legally end their own lives with medical assistance".
Your life, Your choice!