Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021: Let your voice be heard

Doctor assisted suicide bill (VAD) 

There is a push to progress debate on the assisted suicide and euthanasia bill in the Legislative Assembly with the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 being referred to the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice for inquiry and report.

Some MP’s are openly stating they will vote in Parliament on the bill in accordance with the outcome of their constituent surveys, questionnaires etc, so it is imperative that we make our voices heard. Check with your local MP for any questionnaire or survey issued at the local level.

Mr Justin Clancy MP – Member for Albury

Steph Cooke MP – Member for Cootamundra

Helen Dalton MP – Member for Murray

Dr Joe McGirr MP – Member for Wagga Wagga

The Hon. Wes Fang MLC

The inquiry’s Terms of Reference provides that the committee report by the first sitting day in 2022. The following link will take you to the inquiry’s webpage:

https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2838.

On the webpage you will be able to access the inquiry’s Terms of Reference, timelines, hearing dates and information about how to make a submission (click on the “Submissions” tab).  There is provision on the webpage for residents of New South Wales to participate in an online questionnaire regarding the bill if they wish.