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Voluntary Assisted Dying

Historic Dying with Dignity Law Passes in Victoria

Media Release - Tasmanians who support the right to die with dignity will welcome news the Victorian Parliament has passed voluntary assisted dying legislation.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Nov 2017

Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Oct 2017

Speech on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

Parliamentary Activity - 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...

Andrea Dawkins - 24 May 2017

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

Greens Bill - A bill for An Act to provide for medical assistance in specific and restricted circumstances to enable the voluntary...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2017

Vote on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2017

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 Tabled

Parliamentary Activity - 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...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Nov 2016

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 Tabled

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Nov 2016

O'Connor and Giddings Launch Voluntary Assisted Dying Petition

Media Release - I was proud to join Labor's Lara Giddings to launch Helena Lettau’s petition in support of a strong, State-based voluntary assisted dying framework in Launceston today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2016

Support for Dying with Dignity

Media Release - 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.

Nick Mckim - 15 Jul 2014