Disappointing news from New South Wales: the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill failed by one vote in tehg Upper House. President Sarah Edelman of DWD NSW: ” We always knew that it would be close, but to lose by just one vote is a blow to all of us. It was instructive watching ‘democracy at work’. Many speeches were straight out of our religious opponents’ handbook, and many (including, paradoxically, Liberal MPs) cited Paul Keating’s dire warnings of disastrous consequences should the bill be passed. Several made references to God and their religion in describing the reasons for opposing the bill”.