Media Release - 20 Oct 2017
On behalf of the Greens and every Tasmanian who supports the right to die with dignity, I congratulate the Victorian Lower House for passing the State's voluntary assisted dying legislation.
Parliamentary Activity - 24 May 2017
I rise with full support for the bill brought to the House by Ms O'Connor and Ms Giddings. This bill seeks to do these things: provide a last resort for terminally ill and chronically ill patients who are competent and whose competency can be attested to; to give clarity for medical practitioners through an independent registrar with the responsibility to maintain records and review all assisted deaths.
Media Release - 24 May 2017
Legislation to provide a safeguarded dying with dignity framework for people suffering agonizing pain and distress that cannot be relieved by palliation, has been defeated in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.
Parliamentary Activity - 17 Nov 2016
Madam Speaker, I support seeking of leave to suspend Standing Orders so Ms Giddings and I can table together the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016. In my experience in this place there is plenty of precedent for the co-sponsoring of legislation.
Media Release - 17 Nov 2016
A private members' Bill to provide a safe, compassionate response to people experiencing agonising pain and suffering that can't be relieved through palliative care was tabled by Lara Giddings MP and I in the House of Assembly today.
Media Release - 15 Jul 2014
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has broken ranks with his church and indicated that he will support a bill for assisted dying on its second reading in the House of Lords next week.