Australian Senators to legalise Assisted Dying

BY ACT at 8 August, 2018


“Australia once again shows New Zealand the way on assisted dying legislation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Following the passing of last year’s assisted dying law in the State of Victoria, Australian Senators are poised to vote in favour of allowing a ban to be lift on assisted dying laws in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT) next week. 


“I’m encouraged to see courageous steps being taken on

Hawaii shows New Zealand the way on Assisted Dying

BY ACT at 3 April, 2018


“Hawaiian Senators have shown true compassion to people suffering from terminal illnesses,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Last week the “Our Care, Our Choice Act” passed the Senate with near unanimous support, 23-2, in favour of assisted dying and end of life choice.”


“Hawaii will now become the seventh U.S. state to legalise assisted dying following California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.”


It follows overwhelming support of assisted dying in Hawaii

Seymour Welcomes Operation Painter Findings

BY ACT at 15 March, 2018


ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the findings of the Privacy Commissioner’s investigation into Operation Painter.


“The Police have channelled an Orwellian Police State by engaging in activity you’d expect from the KGB.”


“A ban on assisted dying has forced reasonable choice underground and invited corruption.”


“For 120 million people worldwide end of life choice is a legal choice. The raids, intimidation and scare tactics used on law-abiding New Zealanders by

Submissions Close on End of Life Choice Tuesday 6 March

BY ACT at 2 March, 2018


The chance for New Zealanders to submit their opinions on the End of Life Choice Bill closes midnight on Tuesday 6 March.


“Over 14,000 submissions have been received by Parliament’s Justice Committee with four more days to go,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“I’d encourage anyone thinking about writing a submission to do so this weekend and not miss the chance to have their voice heard by the Justice Committee.”


“I’d also

Public Submissions Open for End of Life Choice

BY ACT at 15 December, 2017

It’s time to have your say on the End of Life Choice Bill.


New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, living here or overseas, are now able to submit their stories and opinions on assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Bill to Parliament’s Justice Committee.


“75% of New Zealanders agree that our laws on assisted dying need to change,” says ACT leader David Seymour.


“I called for the Select Committee stage of my