Survey on Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland

Recently, a report was tabled in the Queensland Parliament on Voluntary Assisted Dying, by the Health Committee, and the Premier referred this report to the Qld Law Reform Commission (QLRC) which is due back in March 2021.

I see this as a positive step, as it allows the QLRC to further examine aspects of this report and it signals that our government will consider debating the issue after we receive the QLRC report.

This issue is historic as it has never been considered in the Queensland Parliament in its 160-year existence.

More information is available at

Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Click here - to view the Summary and Findings of the first report which had 77 recommendations.

Voluntary Assisted Dying
Click here - to view the Summary and Findings of this report. This report had 21 recommendations, including recommending the draft legislation as a basis for a VAD scheme for Voluntary Assisting Dying.