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Final draft of NSW voluntary assisted dying bill triggers community consultation

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Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson, Member for Tamworth Electorate, NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Media Release, 22 September 2021

Community consultation has begun on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 after Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson received the final draft from Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich.

“The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill covers a very important issue and the community deserves the opportunity to drive the decision making on this,” Mr Anderson said.

“I have just been handed the final draft version of the bill from the Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich.

“Significant changes have been made since early drafts of the bill were distributed which is why I wanted to ensure the final draft, which will be presented in parliament, went to the public for consultation.

“It is critical that the community has all the information available to them when making their decision and now that the final draft of the bill has been completed, I am making all of that information available.

“Members of Parliament will be given a free vote and the majority view of the electorate will be the view that I take to the NSW Parliament. That’s why I am encouraging anyone who has an interest in this issue to have their say.

“To ensure the community has that opportunity, I have initiated an electorate wide campaign that includes a survey on my website, an electorate-wide mail out, an email blast, and an extensive media campaign. Copies of the bill, frequently asked questions and a flow chart will be available online as well as in my electorate office. 

‘Time permitting the bill may be introduced into the NSW Parliament later this year.

“Thank you to all those in our community who have already contacted my office on this important issue. Please be assured that your voice will be heard.”


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