To: The Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings, and the Leader of the Greens, Nick McKim
Support Tasmanian proposal for voluntary assisted dying legislation
I support your proposal for voluntary assisted dying legislation in Tasmania and your commitment to develop and introduce a Bill into the Tasmanian Parliament as soon as possible.
Why is this important?
Consultation is underway until 15 March on the detailed proposal for voluntary assisted dying legislation in Tasmania put forward by the Premier, Lara Giddings, and the Leader of the Greens, Nick McKim. The proposal is based on the important value of compassion for those dying with prolonged suffering that cannot be relieved adequately by current options, and the important principle of respect for people's right to make choices about the end of their lives according to their own beliefs and values. The proposal is backed up by extensive quality evidence and by soundly based and well-reasoned arguments that demonstrate their approach is safe and responsible. It is also consistent with the views of the vast majority of the Tasmanian and broader Australian population. Detailed consultation papers and information on how to express your support can be accessed at www.premier.tas.gov.au or mps.tas.greens.au.