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Dr Rodney Syme Humanist of the Year 2017

Dr Rodney Syme has been recognized as Humanist of the Year 2017, by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.


His advocacy and support for physician-assisted dying was the reason for this award.  Rodney Syme has been a prominent advocate for physician-assisted dying for more than twenty-five years.


He was president of Dying With Dignity Victoria for ten years (1996-2007) and, since then, vice-president.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the WFRtDS from 2008-2012.