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

Police Commissioner Must Resign

BY ACT at 15 March, 2018


“The Police Commissioner had a chance to take responsibility for his officers breaking the law and, having ducked the issue, is not fit for office,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Requiring police to follow the law is what separates a free society like New Zealand from becoming a police state.


“The Privacy Commissioner clearly understands the principle at stake when he ruled that Police had invaded people’s privacy. He said ‘The primary

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 on End of Life Choice Closing Soon

BY ACT at 6 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.”


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