No one should have to suffer at the end of their life. Voluntary Euthanasia is a right and that individuals should have the freedom to make self-governing choices. A person who has a terminal illness, with decision-making capacity and who is experiencing unacceptable pain, suffering or distress should be able to choose to request assistance from a medical practitioner to end his or her life.
Voluntary euthanasia is important because it puts an end to the terrible suffering sometimes endured by a small number of terminally ill patients for whom palliative care is ineffective or inappropriate. The Greens NSW beleive it is cruel and inhumane to force a person to suffer when nothing can be done to relieve their pain and when the person wants to end their life\
I am proud to be part of the NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying along with Independent MPs and members of the Labor, Liberal and National parties. We don’t agree on everything but we agree that we need to do something to stop the suffering. You can read our joint opinion piece here.
The draft bill has been released for public consultation:
Read the bill here
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