Victoria Shows the Way With Assisted Dying Vote

BY ACT at 5 November, 2017

“The State of Victoria is showing the way on Assisted Dying legislation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “On Friday the State’s Upper House voted 22-18 in favour of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017, a critical step in legalising Assisted Dying in the State.”

“The bill is similar to New Zealand’s End of Life Choice Bill, which allows people with a prognosis of less than six months or an grievous and irremediable condition in an advanced

Dr Lance O’Sullivan joins ranks of End of Life Choice supporters

BY David Seymour at 21 August, 2017

2014 New Zealander of the year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan, has publicly joined the three-quarters of New Zealanders who support a law change to allow assisted dying.

In a piece on TVNZ’s Sunday programme, he outlined his support for the End of Life Choice Bill, saying ‘this gives people greater choice, and say, in how to manage their end of life experience’.

He joins high-profile New Zealanders who have supported assisted dying. People like Mike

National, Labour fail to show compassion on assisted dying, leaving ACT as only option

BY David Seymour at 11 August, 2017

National and the opposition’s continued weakness and lack of compassion on end-of-life choice has left ACT as the only option for supporters of reform, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Attorney-General busts myths on End of Life Choice Bill

BY David Seymour at 10 August, 2017

“I am pleased that the Attorney-General and the Ministry of Justice have agreed that my bill creates a framework for assisted dying that is consistent with the fundamental rights and freedoms of New Zealanders. This will provide reassurance to MPs when they vote on the Bill after this year’s election.”

David Seymour welcomes report of Health Select Committee on Assisted Dying

BY David Seymour at 2 August, 2017

Today the report from the Health Select Committee on the Petition of Hon Maryan Street has been tabled in Parliament.

The petition asked that Parliament investigate the attitudes of New Zealanders towards ending one’s own life in New Zealand, and Maryan’s submission raised the arguments in favour of assisted dying as well as Lecretia Seales’ tragic story and her case in the High Court.

“The report confirms what we already knew,” Mr Seymour said.