Principles for a Voluntary Assisted Dying Law

On Thursday the 11th January, the committee had a meeting with Duncan McConnel, co-chair of the Expert Advisory Panel for VAD and member Dr Geetanjali Lamba.

We presented the NTVES Position Statement (download below). Our proposal goes beyond what is available in the states where legislation has been passed over the past few years.

In 1995, the NT made world history with the passage of the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act.

In 2024, perhaps someone in the newly elected NT Legislative Assembly willemulate Marshall Perron and our elected representatives will decide to pass a new ROTI encompassing everything we have asked for in our position statement.