Your voice is needed - it's a matter of life and death
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021, soon to be voted on in parliament, fails in many ways, including:
Health practitioners can initiate a discussion around the option of assisted suicide with a patient
Patients are not required to see a specialist in the area their suffering, or have a mental health check
The Premier wants to change the law to allow suicide to be discussed over the phone or online
There is no real conscientious objection for health practitioners who must participate in the process by referral
Faith-based hospitals and nursing homes cannot refuse to have patients euthanised in their facility
Talking someone out of ending their life could land you in jail for up to 7 years
The Qld Government has acknowledged the lack of funding currently available for palliative care
Death certificates will be falsified to say the person died of the underlying illness or disease—not assisted suicide
Please write to your State MP and ask them to vote against this bill when it is presented in Parliament.
Take action today
Using the form below, please write to your State MP – it will only take a couple of minutes. Some wording has been provided for you, but feel free to personalise your message as you see fit. Be concise and respectful.
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Thank you for speaking up to help protect elderly, sick and vulnerable people.