Tonight (as of 4pm AEST) the Senate will debate the bill that would in effect, pave the way for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory to legalise euthanasia.
Your state’s senators vote could decide whether or not euthanasia becomes legal in the ACT and NT.
Please act now by sending an email to your senators today using this form. A sample letter can be found below.
Ask them to vote against this dangerous proposed law.
Your action today could literally save Australian lives.
[Heading] Ahead of tonight's Euthanasia vote - please consider my voice!
As the Senate debates the bill that would in effect, pave the way for the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory to legalise euthanasia, I am contacting you because the issue of Euthanasia is important to me.
I ask you to vote against Leyonhjelm’s euthanasia bill.
Please consider the following points:
* The Australian Medical Association opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide.
* A 2016 review of the National Palliative Care Strategy found that there are significant barriers to access to palliative care services for a number of people within the population, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
* Australia-wide, there is just one palliative care specialist for every 704 deaths that occur.
* Of the 49 recommendations made in Victoria’s inquiry into end of life choices, 30 related to the improvement of palliative care funding and access, and only a single recommendation related to the introduction of assisted suicide.