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Voluntary Assisted Dying

Historic Dying with Dignity Law Passes in Victoria

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Nov 2017

Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2017

Speech on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2017

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 May 2017

Vote on Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

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  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2017

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 Tabled

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016 Tabled

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  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2016

O'Connor and Giddings Launch Voluntary Assisted Dying Petition

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  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2016

Support for Dying with Dignity

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has broken ranks with his church and indicated that he will support a bill for assisted dying.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2014