Voluntary Assisted Dying Petition Gains Support of 110,000 Queenslanders

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Voluntary Assisted Life Ending advocate Tanya Battel hopes our state parliament votes in support of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

Also a terminally ill Queenslander, Ms. Battel created a petition in support of the bill, which has gathered more than 110,000 signatures.

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She says the Parliamentarians need to make their decision based on the people that need access to it, and not their own personal views.

“It’s a robust Bill, our Parliamentarians need to vote on it, religion and politics should not play a part in this. The focus is on the dying and that’s the most important focus of all.”

The legislation was in produced to Parliament back in May by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Under the proposed laws, Queenslanders would only have access to voluntary assisted dying if they are over 18 years of age, have decision-making capacity and acting voluntarily without coercion, and have an eligible condition that is expected to cause death with 12 months.

The bill will be debated on September 14, and parliament will make their votes on September 16.

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1 September 2021

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