Finally, a VAD bill is announced to come into the political process in New South Wales. Sydney MP Alex Greenwich made a draft legislation that will be introduced to Parliament late next month, ahead of debate in September.
The bill has been circulated to all MPs and key stakeholders first, in order to receive support. This worked out well: the bill received the endorsement of the Health Service Union, the Paramedics Association, Council on the Ageing, The Older Women’s Network and Cancer Voices. Also the MPs from across the political divide, including the Nationals, Labor, Greens and Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, have confirmed they will support a voluntary assisted dying bill when it is introduced to NSW Parliament. And even more: the Animal Justice Party will co-sponsor the bill.
Human rights panel
The Fiji Times reported that Family Voice Australia’s State Director for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Greg Bondar, organised a human rights panel to discuss the proposed New South Wales Bill.