Survey on Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was recently introduced into the Queensland Parliament.

Do you agree that Queenslanders' should have the Choice at end of life to access a Voluntary Assisted Dying Scheme if it was legislated in Qld?

This Bill seeks to:

  • Give persons who are suffering and dying, and who meet eligibility criteria, the option of requesting medical assistance to end their lives.
  • Establish safeguards to ensure that the process is accessed only by persons who are assessed to be eligible and to protect vulnerable persons from coercion and exploitation.
  • Provide legal protection for health practitioners who choose to assist, or choose not to assist, persons to exercise the option of ending their lives in accordance with the Act.
  • Establish a Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board and other mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Act.

This Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 was drafted by the Queensland Law Reform Commission and I encourage people to read the QLRC Summary Report on this important issue. Available at: www.qlrc.qld.gov.au

Whilst this Bill is being considered, it is important to remember our 2020 election commitment to invest $171 million to deliver more palliative care options across Queensland.

More information on this Bill is available at: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/bills-and-legislation/current-bills-register