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Palliative care to get $743m boost in NSW after Perrottet concedes failures

Palliative care to get $743m boost in NSW after Perrottet concedes failures

Premier Dominic Perrottet vowed to “fix” palliative care funding during the debate into voluntary assisted dying.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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‘Gives everyone in NSW a choice’: the long road to assisted dying laws

‘Gives everyone in NSW a choice’: the long road to assisted dying laws

When the voluntary assisted dying bill passed the lower house on Thursday morning, it sent a powerful message about the power of independents.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Assisted dying bill is a victory for compassion and common sense
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Editorial

Assisted dying bill is a victory for compassion and common sense

The passage of this controversial measure provides a clear indication that social attitudes are changing.

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Morrison standing in the way of all Australians having a say on the right to die

Morrison standing in the way of all Australians having a say on the right to die

NSW passed historic legislation this week, but the PM says he will not give NT or the ACT the same opportunity.

  • by Marshall Perron
‘The day compassion won’: Siobhan takes comfort from voluntary dying laws

‘The day compassion won’: Siobhan takes comfort from voluntary dying laws

“Even if I can never use the laws, it matters to me that they exist,” says Siobhan O’Sullivan, who is dying from ovarian cancer.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Voluntary assisted dying legalised in NSW

Voluntary assisted dying legalised in NSW

Terminally ill people in NSW will be able to access voluntary assisted dying after a historic vote in parliament. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
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Opponents of assisted dying propose 100 last-minute amendments

Opponents of assisted dying propose 100 last-minute amendments

However, supporters say the move won’t stop the final vote to make NSW the last state in Australia to legalise euthanasia.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Assisted dying bill should pass unchanged, Deputy Nats leader says

Assisted dying bill should pass unchanged, Deputy Nats leader says

Bronnie Taylor says the community has spoken and the state’s voluntary assisted dying laws should now pass unchanged.

  • by Alexandra Smith
If VAD is to be legalised in NSW, there’s no room for error
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If VAD is to be legalised in NSW, there’s no room for error

The NSW voluntary assisted dying bill must be amended before it becomes law, lest autonomy triumph over concerns about safeguards and the risk of a wrongful and early demise.

  • by Marion Harris and John Obeid
The vulnerable v the entitled: how VAD has become a ‘hugely unfair fight’

The vulnerable v the entitled: how VAD has become a ‘hugely unfair fight’

Andrew Denton’s passionate advocacy for voluntary assisted dying has been fuelled by the realisation the most powerful people in the country were opposing VAD.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Labor would review laws that clash with assisted-dying schemes

Labor would review laws that clash with assisted-dying schemes

Doctors who use telehealth to support patients considering Voluntary Assisted Dying risk being prosecuted under Commonwealth laws.

  • by Sean Parnell