Submissions are now open for South Australia’s parliamentary Joint Committee on End of Life Choices. Relevant submissions are being sought by the joint house committee, which has been established to inquire into and report on:
(a) The practices currently being utilised within the medical community to assist a person to exercise their preferences for the way they manage their end of life when experiencing chronic and/or terminal illnesses, including the role of palliative care;
(b) The current legal framework, relevant reports and materials in other Australian states and territories and overseas jurisdictions, including the Victorian and Western Australian Parliamentary Inquiries into end-of-life choices, Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) and implementation of the associated reforms;
(c) What legislative changes may be required, including consideration of: The appropriateness of the Parliament of South Australia enacting a Bill in similar terms to Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017); and an examination of any federal laws that may impact such legislation.
(d) Any other related matter.
Submissions close on Thursday, 1 August 2019 and can be submitted in any format/length to the Secretariat at email@example.com.
The ANMF (SA Branch) will be making a submission to this informed by members. As such, we invite any and all member feedback by 1 July to firstname.lastname@example.org